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Definition of Swing
Verb: swing (swung, also swang) swing
- Move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
"He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
- Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
"He swung back";
- Change direction with a swinging motion; turn
"swing back"; "swing forward"
- Influence decisively
"This action swung many votes over to his side";
- swing over
- Make a big sweeping gesture or movement
- sweep, swing out
- Hang freely
"the ornaments swung from the tree";
- dangle, drop
- Hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
"The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
- Alternate dramatically between high and low values
"his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
- Live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
"The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
- Have a certain musical rhythm
"The music has to swing"
- Be a social swinger; socialize a lot
- get around
- (music) play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
- [vulgar] Engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
"There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
- A state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
"the party went with a swing"; "it took time to get into the swing of things"
- Mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
- A sweeping blow or stroke
"he took a wild swing at my head"
- Changing location by moving back and forth
- swinging, vacillation
- A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
- swing music, jive
- A jaunty rhythm in music
- The act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
- golf stroke, golf shot
- In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
"he took a vicious swing at the ball";
- baseball swing, cut
- A square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
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