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Swing vs. Twist

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  • Swing (verb)

    To rotate about an off-centre fixed point.

    "The plant swung in the breeze."

  • Swing (verb)

    To dance.

  • Swing (verb)

    To ride on a swing.

    "The children laughed as they swung."

  • Swing (verb)

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

  • Swing (verb)

    To hang from the gallows.

  • Swing (verb)

    to move sideways in its trajectory.

  • Swing (verb)

    To fluctuate or change.

    "It wasn't long before the crowd's mood swung towards restless irritability."

  • Swing (verb)

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

    "He swung his sword as hard as he could."

  • Swing (verb)

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

  • Swing (verb)

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

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

  • Swing (verb)

    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.

  • Swing (verb)

    to make the ball move sideways in its trajectory.

  • Swing (verb)

    To move one's arm in a punching motion.

  • Swing (verb)

    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""

  • Swing (verb)

    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."

  • Swing (verb)

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

  • Swing (verb)

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

    "A ship swings with the tide."

  • Swing (noun)

    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"

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (noun)

    A dance style.

  • Swing (noun)

    The genre of music associated with this dance style.

  • Swing (noun)

    The amount of change towards or away from something.

  • Swing (noun)

    Sideways movement of the ball as it flies through the air.

  • Swing (noun)

    The diameter that a lathe can cut.

  • Swing (noun)

    In a understudies several roles.

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (noun)

    Free course; unrestrained liberty.

  • Swing (noun)

    A type of hook with the arm more extended.

  • Twist (noun)

    A twisting force.

  • Twist (noun)

    Anything twisted, or the act of twisting.

  • Twist (noun)

    The form given in twisting.

  • Twist (noun)

    The degree of stress or strain when twisted.

  • Twist (noun)

    A type of thread made from two filaments twisted together.

  • Twist (noun)

    A sliver of lemon peel added to a cocktail, etc.

  • Twist (noun)

    A sudden bend (or short series of bends) in a road, path, etc.

  • Twist (noun)

    A distortion to the meaning of a word or passage.

  • Twist (noun)

    An unexpected turn in a story, tale, etc.

  • Twist (noun)

    A type of dance characterised by rotating one’s hips. See Wikipedia:Twist (dance)

  • Twist (noun)

    A rotation of the body when diving.

  • Twist (noun)

    A sprain, especially to the ankle.

  • Twist (noun)

    A twig.

  • Twist (noun)

    A girl, a woman.

  • Twist (noun)

    A roll of twisted dough, baked.

  • Twist (noun)

    A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together.

    "Damascus twist"

  • Twist (noun)

    The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.

  • Twist (noun)

    A beverage made of brandy and gin.

  • Twist (noun)

    A strong individual tendency or bent; inclination.

    "a twist toward fanaticism"

  • Twist (verb)

    To turn the ends of something, usually thread, rope etc., in opposite directions, often using force.

  • Twist (verb)

    To join together by twining one part around another.

  • Twist (verb)

    To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.

  • Twist (verb)

    To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.

  • Twist (verb)

    To wind into; to insinuate.

    "Avarice twists itself into all human concerns."

  • Twist (verb)

    To turn a knob etc.

  • Twist (verb)

    To distort or change the truth or meaning of words when repeating.

  • Twist (verb)

    To form a twist (in any of the above noun meanings).

  • Twist (verb)

    To injure (a body part) by bending it in the wrong direction.

  • Twist (verb)

    To wind; to follow a bendy or wavy course; to have many bends.

  • Twist (verb)

    To cause to rotate.

  • Twist (verb)

    To dance the twist (a type of dance characterised by twisting one's hips).

  • Twist (verb)

    To coax.

  • Twist (verb)

    In the game of blackjack (pontoon or twenty-one), to be dealt another card.

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Swing (verb)

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

  • Swing (verb)

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

  • Swing (verb)

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

  • Swing (verb)

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

  • Swing (verb)

    To be hanged.

  • Swing

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

  • Swing

    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.

  • Swing

    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.

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (noun)

    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.

  • Swing (noun)

    Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (noun)

    Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.

  • Twist

    To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.

  • Twist

    Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.

  • Twist

    To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.

  • Twist

    To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.

  • Twist

    To wind into; to insinuate; - used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.

  • Twist

    To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread.

  • Twist

    Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.

  • Twist

    To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.

  • Twist (verb)

    To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others.

  • Twist (verb)

    To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.

  • Twist (noun)

    The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending.

  • Twist (noun)

    The form given in twisting.

  • Twist (noun)

    That which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts.

  • Twist (noun)

    A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other.

  • Twist (noun)

    A twig.

  • Twist (noun)

    A kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like.

  • Twist (noun)

    Act of imparting a turning or twisting motion, as to a pitched ball; also, the motion thus imparted; as, the twist of a billiard ball.

  • Twist (noun)

    A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties.

  • Twist (noun)

    A strong individual tendency, or bent; a marked inclination; a bias; - often implying a peculiar or unusual tendency; as, a twist toward fanaticism.

  • Twist (noun)

    A roll of twisted dough, baked.

  • Twist (noun)

    A little twisted roll of tobacco.

  • Twist (noun)

    One of the threads of a warp, - usually more tightly twisted than the filling.

  • Twist (noun)

    A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together; as, Damascus twist.

  • Twist (noun)

    The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.

  • Twist (noun)

    A beverage made of brandy and gin.

Webster Dictionary
  • Swing (noun)

    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"

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (noun)

    a sweeping blow or stroke;

    "he took a wild swing at my head"

  • Swing (noun)

    changing location by moving back and forth

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (noun)

    a jaunty rhythm in music

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (noun)

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

    "he took a vicious cut at the ball"

  • Swing (noun)

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

  • Swing (verb)

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

    "He swung his left fist"

    "swing a bat"

  • Swing (verb)

    move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner;

    "He swung back"

  • Swing (verb)

    change direction with a swinging motion; turn;

    "swing back"

    "swing forward"

  • Swing (verb)

    influence decisively;

    "This action swung many votes over to his side"

  • Swing (verb)

    make a big sweeping gesture or movement

  • Swing (verb)

    hang freely;

    "the ornaments dangled from the tree"

    "The light dropped from the ceiling"

  • Swing (verb)

    hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement;

    "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"

  • Swing (verb)

    alternate dramatically between high and low values;

    "his mood swings"

    "the market is swinging up and down"

  • Swing (verb)

    live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style;

    "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"

  • Swing (verb)

    have a certain musical rhythm;

    "The music has to swing"

  • Swing (verb)

    be a social swinger; socialize a lot

  • Swing (verb)

    play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

  • Swing (verb)

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

    "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"

  • Twist (noun)

    an unforeseen development;

    "events suddenly took an awkward turn"

  • Twist (noun)

    an interpretation of a text or action;

    "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

  • Twist (noun)

    any clever (deceptive) maneuver;

    "he would stoop to any device to win a point"

  • Twist (noun)

    the act of rotating rapidly;

    "he gave the crank a spin"

    "it broke off after much twisting"

  • Twist (noun)

    a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments;

    "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"

    "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

  • Twist (noun)

    a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

  • Twist (noun)

    a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

  • Twist (noun)

    a jerky pulling movement

  • Twist (noun)

    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

  • Twist (noun)

    social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s;

    "they liked to dance the twist"

  • Twist (noun)

    the act of winding or twisting;

    "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"

  • Twist (noun)

    turning or twisting around (in place);

    "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"

  • Twist (verb)

    to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling);

    "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"

    "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"

  • Twist (verb)

    cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;

    "bend the rod"

    "twist the dough into a braid"

    "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

  • Twist (verb)

    turn in the opposite direction;

    "twist a wire"

  • Twist (verb)

    form into a spiral shape;

    "The cord is all twisted"

  • Twist (verb)

    form into twists;

    "Twist the bacon around the sausage"

  • Twist (verb)

    do the twist

  • Twist (verb)

    twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates;

    "wrench a window off its hinges"

    "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"

    "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"

  • Twist (verb)

    practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive

  • Twist (verb)

    twist suddenly so as to sprain;

    "wrench one's ankle"

    "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"

    "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"

    "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"

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