Etymology
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swimming (n.)

late 14c., "act of propelling the body through water," verbal noun from swim (v.). Swimming hole is from 1855, American English; swimming pool is from 1881.

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Definitions of swimming
1
swimming (adj.)
filled or brimming with tears;
swimming eyes
Synonyms: liquid
swimming (adj.)
applied to a fish depicted horizontally;
Synonyms: naiant
2
swimming (n.)
the act of swimming;
it was the swimming they enjoyed most
Synonyms: swim
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