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swab |swɑːb| — implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
swabber |ˈswɑːbər| — One who swabs a floor or deck.
swaddle |ˈswɑːdl| — wrap in swaddling clothes
swaddling-clothes |ˈswɒdlɪŋ kləʊðz| — A garment, made of strips of cloth, used to bind an infant and restrict movement of its limbs
swag |swæɡ| — valuable goods
swage |sweɪdʒ| — a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging
swagger |ˈswæɡər| — an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
swagger-stick |ˈswæɡəstɪk| — a short stick carried by a uniformed person as a symbol of authority
swaggerer |ˈswæɡərər| — someone who walks in an arrogant manner
Swahili |swəˈhiːlɪ| — the most widely spoken Bantu languages; the official language of Kenya and Tanzania and widely used as a lingua franca in east and central Africa
swain |sweɪn| — a man who is the lover of a man or woman
swale |sweɪl| — a low area (especially a marshy area between ridges)
swallow |ˈswɑːləʊ| — a small amount of liquid food
swallowing |ˈswɒləʊɪŋ| — Present participle of swallow.
swallowtail |ˈswɒləʊteɪl| — a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back
swam |swæm| — Simple past tense of swim.
swamp |swɑːmp| — low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
swamper |ˈswɑːmpər| — (US) A person who lives in a swampy area. [from 18th c.]
swampy |ˈswɑːmpɪ| — (of soil) soft and watery
swan |swɑːn| — stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
swan-shot |ˈswɒnʃɒt| — A large size of shot used in fowling.
swank |swæŋk| — elegance by virtue of being fashionable
swanky |ˈswæŋkɪ| — imposingly fashionable and elegant
swannery |ˈswɑːnəriː| — A place where swans are bred.
swanskin — The skin of a swan with the down or feathers on.
swap |swɑːp| — an equal exchange
sward |swɔːrd| — surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
swardy — (archaic) Covered with sward or grass.
sware |swer| — (archaic) Simple past tense of swear.
swarf |swɔːrf| — the waste chips or shavings from metalworking or a saw cutting wood
swarm |swɔːrm| — a moving crowd
swart |ˈswɔːrt| — naturally having skin of a dark color
swarthy |ˈswɔːrðɪ| — naturally having skin of a dark color
swash |swɔːʃ| — the movement or sound of water
swashbuckler |ˈswɒʃbʌklər| — a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
swasher |ˈswɒʃə| — (obsolete) One who makes a blustering show of valor or force of arms.
swashing |ˈswɒʃɪŋ| — Present participle of swash.
swastika |ˈswɑːstɪkə| — the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich; a cross with the arms bent at right angles in a clockwise direction
swat |swɑːt| — a sharp blow
swatch |swɑːtʃ| — a sample piece of cloth
swath |ˈswɑːθ| — the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine
swathe |sweɪð| — an enveloping bandage
swatter |ˈswɑːtər| — an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects
sway |sweɪ| — controlling influence
swaying |ˈsweɪɪŋ| — Present participle of sway.
swear |swer| — utter obscenities or profanities
swear in |ˈswer ɪn| — administer on oath to
swear off |ˈswer ˈɒf| — promise to abstain from
swear-word |swe(ə)r wərd| — A word considered taboo and impolite or offensive.
swearing |ˈswerɪŋ| — profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
swearword |ˈsweəwɜːd| — profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
sweat |swet| — salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
sweat-gland |ˈswetɡlænd| — (anatomy) An exocrine gland found under the skin in mammals for regulating body temperature.
sweat-shop |ˈswetʃɒp| — Alternative form of sweatshop.
sweatband |ˈswetbænd| — a band of fabric or leather sewn inside the crown of a hat
sweatbox — small or narrow cell
sweated |ˈswetəd| — simple past tense and past participle of sweat
sweater |ˈswetər| — a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
sweating |ˈswetɪŋ| — the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
sweatshop |ˈswetʃɑːp| — factory where workers do piecework for poor pay and are prevented from forming unions; common in the clothing industry
sweaty |ˈswetɪ| — covered in sweat
swede |swiːd| — a native or inhabitant of Sweden
Swedish |ˈswiːdɪʃ| — a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Sweden and one of two official languages of Finland
sweeny |ˈswiːnɪ| — An atrophy of the muscles, especially of the shoulder, in horses.
sweep |swiːp| — a wide scope
sweep up |ˈswiːp ʌp| — force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
sweeper |ˈswiːpər| — an employee who sweeps (floors or streets etc.)
sweeping |ˈswiːpɪŋ| — the act of cleaning with a broom
sweepingly |ˈswiːpɪŋlɪ| — in a sweeping manner
sweepings |ˈswiːpɪŋz| — (uncountable) That which is swept up.
sweepstakes |ˈswiːpˌsteks| — a lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants
sweet |swiːt| — English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
sweet-scented |swiːt ˈsentɪd| — having a natural fragrance
sweet-shop |ˈswiːtʃɒp| — Attributive form of sweet shop.
sweet-talk — influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
sweet-tempered |ˈtempərd| — bonhomous
sweet-william |ˌswiːt ˈwɪljəm| — Alternative spelling of sweet william.
sweetbread |ˈswiːtbred| — edible glands of an animal
sweetbriar |ˈswiːtbraɪər| — Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
sweetbrier |ˈswiːtbraɪər| — Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
sweeten |ˈswiːtn| — make sweeter in taste
sweetened |ˈswiːtənd| — with sweetening added
sweetener |ˈswiːtnər| — something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
sweetening |ˈswiːtənɪŋ| — something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
sweetheart |ˈswiːthɑːrt| — a person loved by another person
sweetie |ˈswiːtɪ| — a person loved by another person
sweeting |ˈswiːtɪŋ| — (obsolete) A sweet apple.
sweetish |ˈswiːtɪʃ| — somewhat sweet
sweetly |ˈswiːtlɪ| — in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')
sweetmeat |ˈswiːtmiːt| — a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)
sweetmeats |ˈswiːtmiːts| — plural form of sweetmeat
sweetness |ˈswiːtnəs| — the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
sweetshop — A shop selling confectionery, especially one that sells predominantly confectionery.
sweety |ˈswiːtɪ| — Alternative spelling of sweetie.
swell |swel| — the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
swelldom |ˈsweldəm| — (dated, humorous) People of rank and fashion; the class of swells, collectively.
swelling |ˈswelɪŋ| — an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
swelter |ˈsweltər| — be uncomfortably hot
swept |swept| — possessing sweep
swerve |swɜːrv| — the act of turning aside suddenly
swift |swɪft| — United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
swiftly |ˈswɪftlɪ| — in a swift manner
swiftness |ˈswɪftnəs| — a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
swig |swɪɡ| — a large and hurried swallow
swill |swɪl| — wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
swim |swɪm| — the act of swimming
swimmer |ˈswɪmər| — a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets
swimming |ˈswɪmɪŋ| — the act of swimming
swimming-pool |ˈswɪmɪŋ puːl| — An artificially constructed pool of water used for swimming.
swimmingly |ˈswɪmɪŋlɪ| — with no problems or difficulties
swimwear |ˈswɪmwer| — tight fitting garment worn for swimming
swindle |ˈswɪndl| — the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
swindler |ˈswɪndələr| — a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
swindling |ˈswɪndəlɪŋ| — Present participle of swindle.
swine |swaɪn| — stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
swineherd |ˈswaɪnhɜːrd| — a herder or swine
swinery |ˈswaɪnərɪ| — A piggery.
swing |swɪŋ| — a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
swing-door |ˈswɪŋdɔː| — A door that is opened by either pushing or pulling from either side (i.e. opens both ways) and is not normally capable of being locked.
swinge |swɪnj| — burn superficially or lightly
swingeing |ˈswɪndʒɪŋ| — severe; punishingly bad
swinger |ˈswɪŋər| — someone who swings sports implements
swinging |ˈswɪŋɪŋ| — changing location by moving back and forth
swingle |ˈswɪŋɡəl| — to beat or flog, especially for extracting the fibres from flax stalks; to scutch
swingletree |ˈswɪŋɡ(ə)ltriː| — a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling
swinish |ˈswaɪnɪʃ| — ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance
swipe |swaɪp| — a sweeping stroke or blow
swipes |ˈswaɪps| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of swipe
swirl |swɜːrl| — the shape of something rotating rapidly
swirling |ˈswɜːlɪŋ| — that swirls
swish |swɪʃ| — a brushing or rustling sound
Swiss |swɪs| — the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
switch |swɪtʃ| — control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
switch off |ˈswɪtʃ ˈɒf| — cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
switch on |ˈswɪtʃ ɑːn| — cause to operate by flipping a switch
switch over |ˈswɪtʃ ˈəʊvər| — change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
switchback |ˈswɪtʃbæk| — A zigzag path, road or railway track; especially a railway track in which the train travels in a reverse direction at each switch
switchboard |ˈswɪtʃbɔːrd| — telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords
switched |ˈswɪtʃt| — simple past tense and past participle of switch
switched-on — simple past tense and past participle of switch on
switching |ˈswɪtʃɪŋ| — the act of changing one thing or position for another
switching-on — Present participle of switch on.
switchman |ˈswɪtʃmən| — a man who operates railroad switches
switchover |ˈswɪtʃəʊvər| — A complete change or switch from one state, system or course of action to another
switchyard |ˈswɪtʃˌjɑːrd| — Part of a railway with an arrangement of switches (points) allowing trains to be diverted and reassembled.
swivel |ˈswɪvl| — a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
swiz |swɪz| — British slang for a swindle
swizzle |ˈswɪzəl| — any of various tall frothy mixed drinks made usually of rum and lime juice and sugar shaken with ice
swob |swɑːb| — cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
swollen |ˈswəʊlən| — characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
swoon |swuːn| — a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
swoop |swuːp| — (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
swop |swɑːp| — an equal exchange
sword |sɔːrd| — a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
sword-arm |ˈsɔːdɑːm| — (fencing) The arm in which one's sword is normally held.
sword-bearer |ˈberər| — Alternative spelling of swordbearer.
sword-cut |ˈsɔːrd kʌt| — a scar from a cut made by a sword
sword-knot |ˈsɔːdnɒt| — A type of ribbon attached to the hilt of a sword, originally as a way of fastening it to the wrist, but later chiefly as an ornament.
swordbelt — A belt with an attachment for the sword, used to carry it when not in use.
swordcraft — Knowledge of or skill in the use of the sword or swordplay.
swordfish |ˈsɔːrdfɪʃ| — flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
swordplay |ˈsɔːrdpleɪ| — the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
swordsman |ˈsɔːrdzmən| — someone skilled at fencing
swordsmanship |ˈsɔːrdzmənʃɪp| — skill in fencing
swordstick |ˈsɔːrdstɪk| — A cane incorporating a concealed blade.
swore |swɔːr| — Simple past tense of swear.
sworn |swɔːrn| — bound by or as if by an oath
swot |swɑːt| — an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
swum |swʌm| — Past participle of swim
swung |swʌŋ| — Simple past tense and past participle of swing.