Part of speech:

Imp. & pp. of SWIM, v.

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Usage examples "swum":

  1. The bathing- master had been nearly exhausted when he reached the shore the second time, but he had rallied his strength and had swum out to the boat which was pulling about the place where the unfortunate bathers had been swimming. - "The Girl at Cobhurst", Frank Richard Stockton.
  2. 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", Arthur Scott Bailey.
  3. They had been very lucky, indeed, that afternoon,- all the little canotiers;- and even many yellow lads, not fortunate enough to own canoes, had swum out to her in hope of sharing the silver shower falling from her saloon- deck. - "Two Years in the French West Indies", Lafcadio Hearn.