Swum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swum imp. & p. p. of Swim.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swum Preterit and past participle of swim, swim.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pa.p Swum swum of swim.
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Usage

In literature:

Could he not have swum ashore?
"The Strange Adventure Of James Shervinton 1902" by Louis Becke
And in no time at all they had swum across to the other side and vanished in the thick bushes.
"The Tale of Billy Woodchuck" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Lieutenant Blackrook had swum directly across the creek and was now firing as rapidly as possible.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
The dog was a stray one, which had swum over from the mainland, Grandpa Martin said.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
I had changed my clothes for the duck trowsers and shirt which I had swum on board in, and I now remained quietly in the cabin.
"The Privateer's-Man" by Frederick Marryat
Ever since a splash near-by had interrupted their talk, Mr. Cricket Frog had not swum a single stroke.
"The Tale of Chirpy Cricket" by Arthur Scott Bailey
You've saved us from a bad fire, all right, though I swum I don't see how you thought to do it.
"The Boy Scout Fire Fighters" by Robert Maitland
They had swum across the stream, and had gone about a mile on the other side.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
I took to the water an' swum out.
"Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches" by Edwin Eastman
Yes, an' be drownded if Doctoh Horace hadn't done swum right then and fish him out.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
She must have swum across the Nile.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
Any one of the three could have swum a mile readily on a lightly rolling sea, but to-night the feat was a vastly sterner one.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
She had swum further away.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
Now the other sambuk was so near that we could have swum to it in half an hour, but the seas were too high.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
If the floe had upset, the bears would have swum to the boat and clambered aboard.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
Old Whetstone was as wet at the end of ten minutes as if he had swum a river.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
For a week I had swum in stimulants and gone without rest.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Her chick had developed tendencies unknown among the breed, taken to the water and swum away with a swan.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
You have just swum the Regent's Canal; it is your last bathe in this world.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
For his part, Chippy was swimming as he had never swum before.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
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In poetry:

Yes, out I dumb and over I swum
Right under the monster's fin,
Where I opens me knife, and regardless of life,
I jabs him under the chin.
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin
"Sever the tow-line! Cripple the mules!"
Too late! There comes a shock!
Another length, and the fated craft
Would have swum in the saving lock!
"The Aged Pilot Man" by Mark Twain
'Our plight, dear heart, would appear past human hope
To all except you and me: to all
Who have never swum as a frog in a dark well
Or have lost a golden ball.'
"The Frog And The Golden Ball" by Robert Graves
For they have swum over the river so deep,
And they have climb'd the shores so steep,
And up the Tower their way is bent,
To do the work for which they were sent.
"God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop" by Robert Southey

In news:

'I wish I had swum faster'.
A Wisconsin man whose grandson had swum too far from shore has died after he entered the water to reach the 9-year-old.
When you tell your friends that you took a swim yesterday, did you say you "swam" yesterday or that you "swum" yesterday.
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In science:

Like whiffnium, whaffnium, and whoofnium38 the next few were also clearly highlights, but so many have now swum into our ken, that it has become diļ¬ƒcult for a planet to stand out from the crowd.
Astrophysics in 2006
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