Swing - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
- a sweeping blow or stroke
- changing location by moving back and forth (syn: swinging, vacillation)
- a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz (syn: jive)
- the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
- in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball (syn: cut)
- a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
- move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner (syn: sway)
- change direction with a swinging motion; turn
- influence decisively
- make a big sweeping gesture or movement (syn: sweep)
- hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
- alternate dramatically between high and low values
- live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
- have a certain musical rhythm
- be a social swinger; socialize a lot (syn: get around)
- play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
- engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
The sheets swung on the clothesline.
The clock's pendulum stopped swinging.
She sat on the edge of the table, swinging her legs.
The monkeys were swinging from branch to branch high up in the trees.
I swung my suitcase into the backseat of the car.
She sat on the counter and swung her legs over to the other side.
She swung the door open.
Be careful how you swing that ax.
She swung the bat but missed the ball.
She swung her purse at me.
One swing of the hammer was all it took to drive the nail through the board.
upward swings in the stock market
The kids were playing on the swings.
We sat on the porch swing and watched the neighbors.
He shall swing for it.
present participle: swinging
past tense: swung
past participle: swung