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swim
British English: /swɪm/
American English: /swɪm/

Translation of swim in French:

noun

  • to go for a swim
    aller se baigner
    we had a lovely swim
    nous nous sommes bien baignés
    to have another swim
    retourner se baigner
    a good swim by Evans (Sport)
    une bonne performance de la part d'Evans

transitive verb

  • p prés -mm- prét swam pp swum
    nager (mile, length, stroke)
    traverser [quelque chose] à la nage (Channel, river)
    faire [quelque chose] à la nage (race)
    the race is swum over 10 lengths
    la course se fait sur 10 longueurs

intransitive verb p prés -mm- prét swam pp swum

  • 1
    (person, fish, animal)
    nager (in dans) (out to vers, jusqu'à)
    she can swim
    elle sait nager
    to swim on one's back to swim across something
    traverser quelque chose à la nage
    to swim away
    s'éloigner à la nage
    to swim in the team
    faire partie de l'équipe de natation
  • 2 (be floating, bathed)to be swimming in
    nager or baigner dans (cream, syrup, sauce)
    the kitchen was swimming in water
    la cuisine était inondée
    her eyes were swimming in ou with tears
    ses yeux étaient baignés de larmes

Idioms

to be in the swim

être dans le coup [informal]

sink or swim

marche ou crève [informal]

to leave somebody to sink or swim

laisser quelqu'un se débrouiller tout seul

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