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swing - Dictionary definition and meaning for word swing

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(noun) a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
Example Sentence
  • the party went with a swing
  • it took time to get into the swing of things

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(noun) mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
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(noun) a sweeping blow or stroke
Example Sentence
  • he took a wild swing at my head

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(noun) changing location by moving back and forth
Synonyms : swinging , vacillation

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(noun) a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
Synonyms : jive , swing music

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(noun) a jaunty rhythm in music
Synonyms : lilt

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(noun) the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
Synonyms : golf shot , golf stroke

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(noun) in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
Synonyms : baseball swing , cut
Example Sentence
  • he took a vicious cut at the ball

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(noun) a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
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(verb) move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
Example Sentence
  • He swung his left fist
  • swing a bat

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(verb) move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
Synonyms : sway
Example Sentence
  • He swung back

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(verb) change direction with a swinging motion; turn
Example Sentence
  • swing back
  • swing forward

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(verb) influence decisively
Synonyms : swing over
Example Sentence
  • This action swung many votes over to his side

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(verb) make a big sweeping gesture or movement
Synonyms : sweep , swing out

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(verb) hang freely
Synonyms : dangle , drop
Example Sentence
  • the ornaments dangled from the tree
  • The light dropped from the ceiling

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(verb) hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
Example Sentence
  • The soccer player began to swing at the referee

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(verb) alternate dramatically between high and low values
Example Sentence
  • his mood swings
  • the market is swinging up and down

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(verb) live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
Example Sentence
  • The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely

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(verb) have a certain musical rhythm
Example Sentence
  • The music has to swing

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(verb) be a social swinger; socialize a lot
Synonyms : get around

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(verb) play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
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(verb) engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
Example Sentence
  • There were many swinging couples in the 1960's

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