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swing

swing

 
 
pronunciation:
swIng
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective
phrases:
in full swing
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: swings, swinging, swung
definition 1: to cause (something hanging or suspended) to move back and forth around a point or on an axis.
similar words:
oscillate, pivot, rock, roll, spin, sway, swivel, whirl
definition 2: to move (a hand, foot, or limb) in a wide, sweeping, or curving motion.
He swung his leg over the fence.He swings his arms vigorously as he walks.
synonyms:
sweep
similar words:
move, oscillate, sway
definition 3: to cause (a held object) to move in an arc or circle.
She swung her bag at the mugger.
 
similar words:
heave, roll, spin, whirl
definition 4: to cause to move in a different direction.
He swung his car into the outer lane.
synonyms:
swerve, turn
similar words:
spin, swivel, wheel, whirl
definition 5: to alter or shift (an attitude, opinion, or focus of interest).
synonyms:
influence, shift, sway, switch
similar words:
alter, change, manipulate, move, rally
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move back and forth around a point or on an axis, while hanging or suspended.
similar words:
dangle, hang, oscillate, pivot, roll, sway, turn, wheel
definition 2: to move in a curve.
synonyms:
curve
similar words:
curl, roll, swerve, veer, whirl
definition 3: to move back and forth while seated on a swing.
similar words:
rock, sway
definition 4: to attempt to hit someone or something by moving the arm in a sweeping motion.
similar words:
punch
definition 5: to alter or shift an attitude, opinion, or focus of interest; vacillate.
similar words:
change, equivocate, hem and haw, sway, tergiversate, vacillate, waver
definition 6: of music or musicians, to have or play with a steady, artful rhythm.
similar words:
jam, jive
definition 7: (slang) to be hanged.
synonyms:
hang
definition 8: (slang) to be lively and trendy.
synonyms:
jump
definition 9: (slang) to be sexually promiscuous, esp. in swapping married partners.
similar words:
cheat, fornicate, philander, whore, womanize
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of swinging.
similar words:
pivot
definition 2: a swinging movement.
synonyms:
rock
definition 3: the amount of space traveled while swinging.
a two-foot swing to the left
definition 4: a loose, swaying motion of the body, esp. while walking.
synonyms:
sway
definition 5: a steady, artful rhythm, esp. in music.
definition 6: a seat, usu. suspended by ropes or chains, on which one sits and moves back and forth for pleasure.
 
definition 7: shift; change.
a swing in attitude
synonyms:
change, switch
definition 8: a style of popular dance music originating in the 1930s.
synonyms:
jive
definition 9: regular activity or operation.
Are you in the swing of the job yet?
synonyms:
routine
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phrase: in full swing
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to a swing.
definition 2: undecided or undetermined, and having the ability to determine the outcome of something, esp. an election.
He got all the swing votes.
similar words:
deciding, decisive, determinative, undecided, undetermined
derivation: swingable (adj.)
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