swing

Definition (noun): a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

Example: the party went with a swing

Definition (noun): a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

Example: 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: he took a wild swing at my head

Definition (noun): changing location by moving back and forth

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

Definition (noun): a jaunty rhythm in music

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

Definition (noun): in baseball; a batter’s attempt to hit a pitched ball

Example: 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: He swung his left fist

Definition (verb): move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting

Example: swing a bat

Definition (verb): move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

Example: He swung back

Definition (verb): change direction with a swinging motion; turn

Example: swing back

Definition (verb): change direction with a swinging motion; turn

Example: swing forward

Definition (verb): influence decisively

Example: This action swung many votes over to his side

Definition (verb): make a big sweeping gesture or movement

Definition (verb): hang freely

Example: the ornaments dangled from the tree

Definition (verb): hang freely

Example: The light dropped from the ceiling

Definition (verb): hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

Example: The soccer player began to swing at the referee

Definition (verb): alternate dramatically between high and low values

Example: his mood swings

Definition (verb): alternate dramatically between high and low values

Example: the market is swinging up and down

Definition (verb): live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style

Example: The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely

Definition (verb): have a certain musical rhythm

Example: The music has to swing

Definition (verb): be a social swinger; socialize a lot

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: There were many swinging couples in the 1960’s

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