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Swang vs. Swing

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Swang

imp. of Swing.

Swingverb

(intransitive) To rotate about an off-centre fixed point.

‘The plant swung in the breeze.’;

Swangnoun

A swamp.

Swingverb

(intransitive) To dance.

Swingverb

(intransitive) To ride on a swing.

‘The children laughed as they swung.’;

Swingverb

(intransitive) To participate in the swinging lifestyle; to participate in wife-swapping.

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Swingverb

(intransitive) To hang from the gallows.

Swingverb

to move sideways in its trajectory.

Swingverb

(intransitive) To fluctuate or change.

‘It wasn't long before the crowd's mood swung towards restless irritability.’;

Swingverb

(transitive) To move (an object) backward and forward; to wave.

‘He swung his sword as hard as he could.’;

Swingverb

(transitive) To change (a numerical result); especially to change the outcome of an election.

Swingverb

(transitive) To make (something) work; especially to afford (something) financially.

‘If it’s not too expensive, I think we can swing it.’;

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Swingverb

To play notes that are in pairs by making the first of the pair slightly longer than written (augmentation) and the second, resulting in a bouncy, uneven rhythm.

Swingverb

to make the ball move sideways in its trajectory.

Swingverb

To move one's arm in a punching motion.

Swingverb

(transitive) In dancing, to turn around in a small circle with one's partner, holding hands or arms.

‘"to swing one's partner", or simply "to swing"’;

Swingverb

To admit or turn something for the purpose of shaping it; said of a lathe.

‘The lathe can swing a pulley of 12 inches diameter.’;

Swingverb

To put (a door, gate, etc.) on hinges so that it can swing or turn.

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Swingverb

(nautical) To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor.

‘A ship swings with the tide.’;

Swingnoun

The manner in which something is swung.

‘He worked tirelessly to improve his golf swing.’; ‘Door swing indicates direction the door opens.’; ‘the swing of a pendulum’;

Swingnoun

A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing.

Swingnoun

A hanging seat in a children's playground, for acrobats in a circus, or on a porch for relaxing.

Swingnoun

A dance style.

Swingnoun

(music) The genre of music associated with this dance style.

Swingnoun

The amount of change towards or away from something.

Swingnoun

(politics) In an election, the increase or decrease in the number of votes for opposition parties compared with votes for the incumbent party.

‘The polls showed a wide swing to Labour.’;

Swingnoun

(cricket) Sideways movement of the ball as it flies through the air.

Swingnoun

The diameter that a lathe can cut.

Swingnoun

In a musical theater production, a performer who understudies several roles.

Swingnoun

A basic dance step in which a pair link hands and turn round together in a circle.

Swingnoun

Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it.

Swingnoun

(obsolete) Free course; unrestrained liberty.

Swingnoun

(boxing) A type of hook with the arm more extended.

Swingverb

To move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.

‘I tried if a pendulum would swing faster, or continue swinging longer, in case of exsuction of the air.’;

Swingverb

To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.

Swingverb

To use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. See Swing, n., 3.

Swingverb

To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide.

Swingverb

To be hanged.

‘He had swung round the circle of theories and systems in which his age abounded, without finding relief.’;

Swingverb

To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other.

‘He swings his tail, and swiftly turns his round.’; ‘They get on ropes, as you must have seen the children, and are swung by their men visitants.’;

Swingverb

To give a circular movement to; to whirl; to brandish; as, to swing a sword; to swing a club; hence, colloquially, to manage; as, to swing a business.

Swingverb

To admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of shaping it; - said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a pulley of 12 inches diameter.

Swingnoun

The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum.

Swingnoun

Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men walk with a swing.

Swingnoun

A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing; especially, an apparatus for recreation by swinging, commonly consisting of a rope, the two ends of which are attached overhead, as to the bough of a tree, a seat being placed in the loop at the bottom; also, any contrivance by which a similar motion is produced for amusement or exercise.

Swingnoun

Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.

‘The ram that batters down the wall,For the great swing and rudeness of his poise,They place before his hand that made the engine.’;

Swingnoun

Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it.

Swingnoun

Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.

‘To prevent anything which may prove an obstacle to the full swing of his genius.’;

Swingnoun

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’;

Swingnoun

mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

Swingnoun

a sweeping blow or stroke;

‘he took a wild swing at my head’;

Swingnoun

changing location by moving back and forth

Swingnoun

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

Swingnoun

a jaunty rhythm in music

Swingnoun

the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

Swingnoun

in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball;

‘he took a vicious cut at the ball’;

Swingnoun

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

Swingverb

move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting;

‘He swung his left fist’; ‘swing a bat’;

Swingverb

move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner;

‘He swung back’;

Swingverb

change direction with a swinging motion; turn;

‘swing back’; ‘swing forward’;

Swingverb

influence decisively;

‘This action swung many votes over to his side’;

Swingverb

make a big sweeping gesture or movement

Swingverb

hang freely;

‘the ornaments dangled from the tree’; ‘The light dropped from the ceiling’;

Swingverb

hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement;

‘The soccer player began to swing at the referee’;

Swingverb

alternate dramatically between high and low values;

‘his mood swings’; ‘the market is swinging up and down’;

Swingverb

live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style;

‘The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely’;

Swingverb

have a certain musical rhythm;

‘The music has to swing’;

Swingverb

be a social swinger; socialize a lot

Swingverb

play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

Swingverb

engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends;

‘There were many swinging couples in the 1960's’;

Swingverb

move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis

‘her long black skirt swung about her legs’; ‘the door swung shut behind him’; ‘a priest began swinging a censer’;

Swingverb

be executed by hanging

‘now he was going to swing for it’;

Swingverb

turn (a ship or aircraft) to all compass points in succession, in order to test compass error.

Swingverb

move by grasping a support from below and leaping

‘the Irishman swung himself into the saddle’; ‘we swung across like two trapeze artists’;

Swingverb

move quickly round to the opposite direction

‘Ronni had swung round to face him’;

Swingverb

move with a rhythmic swaying gait

‘the riflemen swung along smartly’;

Swingverb

move or cause to move in a smooth, curving line

‘she swung her legs to the side of the bed’; ‘the cab swung into the car park’;

Swingverb

bring down (something held) with a curving movement, typically in order to hit an object

‘I swung the club and missed the ball’;

Swingverb

attempt to hit or punch, typically with a wide curving movement of the arm

‘he swung at me with the tyre wrench’;

Swingverb

deliver (a punch) with a wide curving movement of the arm

‘she swung a punch at him’;

Swingverb

(of a bowler) make a delivery of (a ball) deviate sideways from a regular course in the air.

Swingverb

(of a delivery) deviate sideways from a regular course.

Swingverb

shift or cause to shift from one opinion, mood, or state of affairs to another

‘opinion swung in the Chancellor's favour’; ‘the failure to seek peace could swing sentiment the other way’;

Swingverb

have a decisive influence on (something, especially a vote or election)

‘an attempt to swing the vote in their favour’;

Swingverb

succeed in bringing about

‘what swung it was the £17,000 she offered the panel to let her win’;

Swingverb

play music with a flowing but vigorous rhythm

‘the band swung on’;

Swingverb

(of music) be played with a flowing but vigorous rhythm.

Swingverb

(of an event, place, or way of life) be lively, exciting, or fashionable.

Swingverb

engage in group sex or swap sexual partners within a group, especially on a habitual basis.

Swingnoun

a seat suspended by ropes or chains, on which someone may sit and swing back and forth.

Swingnoun

a period of time spent swinging back and forth on a seat suspended by ropes or chains.

Swingnoun

an act of swinging

‘with the swing of her arm, the knife flashed through the air’;

Swingnoun

the manner in which a golf club or a bat is swung

‘the flaws in his swing weren't evident when he was an amateur’;

Swingnoun

the motion of swinging

‘this short cut gave her hair new movement and swing’;

Swingnoun

an attempted blow or punch

‘Neil took a swing at her’;

Swingnoun

sideways deviation of the ball from a regular path

‘a swing bowler’;

Swingnoun

a discernible change in opinion, especially the amount by which votes or points scored change from one side to another

‘a five per cent swing to Labour’;

Swingnoun

a style of jazz or dance music with a flowing but vigorous rhythm.

Swingnoun

the rhythmic feeling or drive of swing.

Swingnoun

a swift tour involving a number of stops, especially one undertaken as part of a political campaign.

Swingnoun

(in musical theatre) an understudy, typically one who covers multiple roles in the chorus of a particular production.

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