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To move, or to make something move in water - synonyms or related words

go down

to sink below the surface of the water

carry

verb

if water or air carries something or someone, it takes them with it as it moves along

sink

verb

to disappear below the surface of the water

sink

verb

to make something, especially a boat, disappear below the surface of the water

swim

verb

if fish swim, they move in water

go under

to sink below the surface of the water

duck

verb

to force someone’s head under water for a short time, often in rough play

splash

verb

to move noisily in water

dunk

verb

American

to push someone’s head and shoulders under water as a joke

submerge

verb

to go completely under water

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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