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swim

1. verb SPOR move through water2. verb SPOR cross (sth) by swimming3. verb of fish, animal4. verb (of head, eyes) be unclear5. verb (of surroundings) appear to move6. verb be covered in liquid7. noun SPOR act of swimming
phrases
1 verb SPOR move through water
INTRANSITIVEsnámh verb  c m u
can he swim? an bhfuil snámh aige?, an bhfuil sé ábalta snámh?he swam like a fish ba gheall le hiasc in uisce é, an-snámhaí go deo a bhí ann to go swimming dul ag snámh to swim on your back snámh ar do dhroim to swim on your front snámh ar do bhrollach to swim ashore snámh i dtír to swim underwater snámh faoi uisce, dúshnámh a dhéanamh
TRANSITIVEsnámh verb  c m uI swim 20 lengths a day snámhaim 20 fad sa lácan you swim backstroke? an féidir leat snámh ar do dhroim?, an bhfuil snámh droma agat?
2 verb SPOR cross (sth) by swimming TRANSITIVEsnámh verb  c m uthey swam the river shnámh siad an abhainn, shnámh siad trasna na habhann
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3 verb of fish, animal INTRANSITIVEsnámh verb  c m uthe ducks were swimming in the river bhí na lachain ag snámh san abhainn, bhí na lachain ar snámh san abhainn 4 verb (of head, eyes) be unclear INTRANSITIVEmy head began to swim tháinig meadhrán i mo cheann, tháinig ré roithleagán i mo cheann, bhí mo cheann ina bhulla báisín 5 verb (of surroundings) appear to move INTRANSITIVEbheith ar snámh thart the room was swimming before his eyes bhí an seomra ar snámh thart orm, bhí an seomra ar dul thart orm 6 verb be covered in liquid INTRANSITIVEbheith ar maosbheith báitebheith ar bogadhbheith ar snámhrashers swimming in grease slisíní bagúin ar snámh i ngréiscthe place was swimming in blood bhí an áit ar maos i bhfuil, bhí fuil ina slaoda annher eyes were swimming with tears bhí a dhá súil lán le deora 7 noun SPOR act of swimmingsnámh masc3  c m uto have a swim dul ag snámhwe went for an early morning swim chuamar ag snámh go luath ar maidinit's a long swim to the shore is fada an snámh é go dtí an cladach
phrases

to swim against the tide

dul in aghaidh an tsrutha

to swim with the tide

dul leis an sluadul leis an sruth

to be in the swim

(also

to be in the swim of things

) informalbheith i lár an aonaigh

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