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Definition of SWING

noun : SWING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz ;

  • 9. (

    ) a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them ;

verb : SWING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward" ;

  • 6. (

    ) hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 12. (

    ) play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm ;

  • 13. (

    ) 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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