1. To wash; to drench. [Obs.]
As fearfully as doth a galled rockShak.
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swilled with the wild and wasteful
2. [Properly, to drink like a pig. See Swill, n.] To drink in great draughts; to swallow greedily.
Well-dressed people, of both sexes, . . . devouring sliced beef, and swilling pork, and punch, and cider.Smollett.
3. To inebriate; to fill with drink.
I should be lothMilton.
To meet the rudeness and swilled insolence
Of such late wassailers.
(Swill), v. i. To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess. South.
1. The wash, or mixture of liquid substances, given to swine; hogwash; called also swillings.
2. Large draughts of liquor; drink taken in excessive quantities.
(Swill"er) n. One who swills.
(Swill"ings) n. pl. See Swill, n., 1.
(Swim) v. i. [imp. Swam or Swum ; p. p. Swum; p. pr. & vb. n. Swimming.] [AS. swimman; akin
to D. zwemmen, OHG. swimman, G. schwimmen, Icel. svimma, Dan. swömme, Sw. simma. Cf.
Sound an air bladder, a strait.]
1. To be supported by water or other fluid; not to sink; to float; as, any substance will swim, whose specific
gravity is less than that of the fluid in which it is immersed.
2. To move progressively in water by means of strokes with the hands and feet, or the fins or the tail.
Leap in with me into this angry flood,Shak.
And swim to yonder point.
3. To be overflowed or drenched. Ps. vi. 6.
Sudden the ditches swell, the meadows swim.Thomson.
4. Fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid.
[They] now swim in joy.Milton.
5. To be filled with swimming animals. [Obs.]
[Streams] that swim full of small fishes.Chaucer.
(Swim), v. t.
1. To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream.
Sometimes he thought to swim the stormy main.Dryden.
2. To cause or compel to swim; to make to float; as, to swim a horse across a river.
3. To immerse in water that the lighter parts may float; as, to swim wheat in order to select seed.