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    swing - Dictionary definition and meaning for word swing

    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth Definition
    (noun) a sweeping blow or stroke
    Example Sentence
    • he took a wild swing at my head
    Definition
    (noun) changing location by moving back and forth
    Synonyms : swinging , vacillation
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a jaunty rhythm in music
    Synonyms : lilt
    Definition
    (noun) the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
    Synonyms : golf shot , golf stroke
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them Definition
    (verb) move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
    Example Sentence
    • He swung his left fist
    • swing a bat
    Definition
    (verb) move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
    Synonyms : sway
    Example Sentence
    • He swung back
    Definition
    (verb) change direction with a swinging motion; turn
    Example Sentence
    • swing back
    • swing forward
    Definition
    (verb) influence decisively
    Synonyms : swing over
    Example Sentence
    • This action swung many votes over to his side
    Definition
    (verb) make a big sweeping gesture or movement
    Synonyms : sweep , swing out
    Definition
    (verb) hang freely
    Synonyms : dangle , drop
    Example Sentence
    • the ornaments dangled from the tree
    • The light dropped from the ceiling
    Definition
    (verb) hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
    Example Sentence
    • The soccer player began to swing at the referee
    Definition
    (verb) alternate dramatically between high and low values
    Example Sentence
    • his mood swings
    • the market is swinging up and down
    Definition
    (verb) live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
    Example Sentence
    • The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely
    Definition
    (verb) have a certain musical rhythm
    Example Sentence
    • The music has to swing
    Definition
    (verb) be a social swinger; socialize a lot
    Synonyms : get around
    Definition
    (verb) play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm Definition
    (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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