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Swim (impf. “swam,” Tp. III, 2, 16. “swom,” Gent. I, 1, 26. partic. “swam,” As IV, 1, 38. “swom,” Tp. II, 2, 133), to move in water by the motion of the limbs: Tp. I, 2, 191. II, 1, 238. II, 2, 133. II, 2, 133 II, 2, 133 III, 2, 16. Gent. I, 1, 26 (you never swom the Hellespont. cf. “he trots the air,” H5 III, 7, 16). Mids. II, 1, 174. H4A I, 3, 194. H6C I, 4, 20. V, 4, 29. H8 III, 2, 359. Troil. V, 4, 21. Cor. I, 1, 184. Caes. I, 2, 104. Lr. III, 4, 116. Lr. III, 4, 116
== to float, to be borne and carried by the water: “you have swam in a gondola,” As IV, 1, 38. “s. bark!” Caes. V, 1, 67.
Metaphorically: “which she, with pretty and with --ing gait following,” Mids. II, 1, 130 (with a waving motion, in imitation of the ships). “which --s against your stream of quality,” H4B V, 2, 34.
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