Swing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |swɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word swing
Brit.  |swɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word swing
irregular verb:  p.t. — swung  p.p. — swung
- a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
- 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)
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- move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
- 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)
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Examples

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.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: swing
he/she/it: swings
present participle: swinging
past tense: swung
past participle: swung
noun
singular: swing
plural: swings
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