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Definition of Swing

Verb: swing (swung, also swang)  swing

  1. Move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
    "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
  2. Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
    "He swung back";
    - sway
  3. Change direction with a swinging motion; turn
    "swing back"; "swing forward"
  4. Influence decisively
    "This action swung many votes over to his side";
    - swing over
  5. Make a big sweeping gesture or movement
    - sweep, swing out
  6. Hang freely
    "the ornaments swung from the tree";
    - dangle, drop
  7. Hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
    "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
  8. Alternate dramatically between high and low values
    "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
  9. Live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
    "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
  10. Have a certain musical rhythm
    "The music has to swing"
  11. Be a social swinger; socialize a lot
    - get around
  12. (music) play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
  13. [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"
Noun: swing  swing
  1. 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"
  2. Mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
  3. A sweeping blow or stroke
    "he took a wild swing at my head"
  4. Changing location by moving back and forth
    - swinging, vacillation
  5. 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
  6. A jaunty rhythm in music
    - lilt
  7. The act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
    - golf stroke, golf shot
  8. In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
    "he took a vicious swing at the ball";
    - baseball swing, cut
  9. A square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them

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