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Swag vs. Sway

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Swagverb

To sway; to cause to sway.

Swaynoun

The act of swaying; a swaying motion; a swing or sweep of a weapon.

Swagverb

(intransitive) To droop; to sag.

Swaynoun

A rocking or swinging motion.

‘The old song caused a little sway in everyone in the room.’;

Swagverb

(transitive) To decorate (something) with loops of draped fabric.

Swaynoun

Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side

‘I doubt I'll hold much sway with someone so powerful.’;

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Swagverb

To travel on foot carrying a swag (possessions tied in a blanket).

Swaynoun

Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.

Swagverb

To transport stolen goods.

Swaynoun

Rule; dominion; control; power.

Swagnoun

(window coverings) A loop of draped fabric.

Swaynoun

A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.

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Swagnoun

A low point or depression in land; especially, a place where water collects.

Swaynoun

The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's lateral motion.

Swagnoun

(slang) Style; fashionable appearance or manner.

Swayverb

To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward; to rock.

‘sway to the music;’; ‘The trees swayed in the breeze.’;

Swagnoun

A shop and its goods; any quantity of goods.

Swayverb

To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield.

‘to sway the sceptre’;

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Swagnoun

Stolen goods; the booty of a burglar or thief; boodle.

Swayverb

To influence or direct by power, authority, persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide. Compare persuade.

‘Do you think you can sway their decision?’;

Swagnoun

(uncountable) Handouts, freebies, or giveaways, such as those handed out at conventions.

Swayverb

To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp.

‘reeds swayed by the wind;’; ‘judgment swayed by passion’;

Swagnoun

The possessions of a bushman or itinerant worker, tied up in a blanket and carried over the shoulder, sometimes attached to a stick.

Swayverb

(nautical) To hoist (a mast or yard) into position.

‘to sway up the yards’;

Swagnoun

A small single-person tent, usually foldable into an integral backpack.

Swayverb

To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.

Swagnoun

A large quantity (of something).

Swayverb

To have weight or influence.

Swagverb

To hang or move, as something loose and heavy; to sway; to swing.

Swayverb

To bear sway; to rule; to govern.

Swagverb

To sink down by its weight; to sag.

‘I swag as a fat person's belly swaggeth as he goeth.’;

Swayverb

To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter.

‘As sparkles from the anvil rise,When heavy hammers on the wedge are swayed.’;

Swagverb

To tramp carrying a swag.

Swayverb

To influence or direct by power and authority; by persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide.

‘The will of man is by his reason swayed.’; ‘She could not sway her house.’; ‘This was the raceTo sway the world, and land and sea subdue.’;

Swagnoun

A swaying, irregular motion.

Swayverb

To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp; as, reeds swayed by wind; judgment swayed by passion.

‘As bowls run true by being madeOn purpose false, and to be swayed.’; ‘Let not temporal and little advantages sway you against a more durable interest.’;

Swagnoun

A burglar's or thief's booty; boodle.

Swayverb

To hoist; as, to sway up the yards.

Swagnoun

A tramping bushman's luggage, rolled up either in canvas or in a blanket so as to form a long bundle, and carried on the back or over the shoulder; - called also a bluey, or a drum.

‘He tramped for years till the swag he bore seemed part of himself.’;

Swayverb

To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.

‘The balance sways on our part.’;

Swagnoun

valuable goods

Swayverb

To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward.

Swagnoun

goods or money obtained illegally

Swayverb

To have weight or influence.

‘The example of sundry churches . . . doth sway much.’;

Swagnoun

a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman

Swayverb

To bear sway; to rule; to govern.

‘Hadst thou swayed as kings should do.’;

Swagverb

droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

Swaynoun

The act of swaying; a swaying motion; the swing or sweep of a weapon.

‘With huge two-handed sway brandished aloft.’;

Swagverb

walk as if unable to control one's movements;

‘The drunken man staggered into the room’;

Swaynoun

Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires.

Swagverb

sway heavily or unsteadily

Swaynoun

Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.

‘ExpertWhen to advance, or stand, or turn the swayOf battle.’;

Swagnoun

a curtain or piece of fabric fastened so as to hang in a drooping curve.

Swaynoun

Rule; dominion; control.

‘When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,The post of honor is a private station.’;

Swagnoun

a decorative garland or chain of flowers, foliage, or fruit fastened so as to hang in a drooping curve

‘swags of holly and mistletoe’;

Swaynoun

A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.

Swagnoun

a carved or painted representation of a swag of flowers, foliage, or fruit.

Swaynoun

controlling influence

Swagnoun

money or goods taken by a thief or burglar

‘garden machinery is the most popular swag’;

Swaynoun

pitching dangerously to one side

Swagnoun

products given away free, typically for promotional purposes

‘check out the fun bag of swag we gave our guests!’;

Swayverb

move back and forth or sideways;

‘the ship was rocking’; ‘the tall building swayed’; ‘She rocked back and forth on her feet’;

Swagnoun

cannabis, typically of a low grade

‘prices range from $40 a 10-seed packet for some Jamaican swag to $345 per pack for something tastier’;

Swayverb

move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner;

‘He swung back’;

Swagnoun

bold self-assurance of style or manner

‘Adam had swag—he moved like a man who had the world at his feet’; ‘she's proved she's got swag with this sporty two-piece’;

Swayverb

win approval or support for;

‘Carry all before one’; ‘His speech did not sway the voters’;

Swagnoun

a traveller's or miner's bundle of personal belongings.

Swayverb

cause to move back and forth;

‘rock the cradle’; ‘rock the baby’; ‘the wind swayed the trees gently’;

Swagnoun

a large number or amount

‘Howard has promised me a swag of goodies’;

Swagverb

arrange in or decorate with a swag or swags of fabric

‘swag the fabric gracefully over the curtain tie-backs’;

Swagverb

travel with one's personal belongings in a bundle

‘we were swagging it in Queensland’; ‘swagging my way up to the Northern Territory’;

Swagverb

hang heavily

‘the crinkly old hide swags here and there’;

Swagverb

sway from side to side

‘the stout chief sat swagging from one side to the other of the carriage’;

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