Share this entry

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

Translation of swim in Italian:


transitive verb forma in -ing -mm- pass. swam p.pass. swum

intransitive verb forma in -ing -mm- pass. swam p.pass. swum

  • 1 (person, fish, animal)
    in in out to verso, fino a
    she can swim
    lei sa nuotare
    to swim on one's back to swim across something
    attraversare qualcosa a nuoto
    to swim away to swim in the team
    fare parte di una squadra di nuoto
  • 2 (be floating, bathed) See examples:to be swimming in
    nuotare o essere affogato in
    (cream, syrup, sauce)
    the kitchen was swimming in water
    la cucina era allagata
    her eyes were swimming in o with tears
    aveva gli occhi pieni di lacrime


to be in the swim

sink or swim

to leave somebody to sink or swim

lasciare che qualcuno se la cavi da solo

Definition of swim in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day haughty
    Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
    arrogantly superior and disdainful