"swing" in the noun sense
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"
4. swing, swinging, vacillation
changing location by moving back and forth
5. swing, swing music, jive
a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
6. lilt, swing
a jaunty rhythm in music
7. golf stroke, golf shot, swing
the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
8. baseball swing, swing, cut
in baseball a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
"he took a vicious cut at the ball"
a square dance figure a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
"swing" in the verb sense
move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
"He swung his left fist"
"swing a bat"
2. swing, sway
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
"He swung back"
change direction with a swinging motion turn
4. swing, swing over
"This action swung many votes over to his side"
5. swing, sweep, swing out
make a big sweeping gesture or movement
6. dangle, swing, drop
"the ornaments dangled from the tree"
"The light dropped from the ceiling"
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"
11. swing, get around
be a social swinger socialize a lot
play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
"There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
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