- noun computer graphics which move slightly due to a faulty display unit
- noun a period of time spent swimming, usually for pleasure or exercise
- verb to move through water using your arms and legs to make you go forward
Origin & History of “swim”
together with German schwimmen, Dutch zwemmen, Swedish simma, and Danish svømme, swim goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *swemjan, a derivative of the same base as produced Old Norse sund ‘swimming’ (source of English sound ‘channel, strait’). A link with Welsh chwyfio ‘stir, wave, brandish’ has been suggested.