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Meaning & Definition of Swing in English

English

Swing

/swɪŋ/

noun

1. A state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

  • "The party went with a swing"
  • "It took time to get into the swing of things"
    synonym:
  • swing

2. Mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

    synonym:
  • swing

3. A sweeping blow or stroke

  • "He took a wild swing at my head"
    synonym:
  • swing

4. Changing location by moving back and forth

    synonym:
  • swing
  • ,
  • swinging
  • ,
  • vacillation

5. A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s

  • Flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
    synonym:
  • swing
  • ,
  • swing music
  • ,
  • jive

6. A jaunty rhythm in music

    synonym:
  • lilt
  • ,
  • swing

7. The act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

    synonym:
  • golf stroke
  • ,
  • golf shot
  • ,
  • swing

8. In baseball

  • A batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
  • "He took a vicious cut at the ball"
    synonym:
  • baseball swing
  • ,
  • swing
  • ,
  • cut

9. A square dance figure

  • A pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
    synonym:
  • swing

verb

1. Move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting

  • "He swung his left fist"
  • "Swing a bat"
    synonym:
  • swing

2. Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

  • "He swung back"
    synonym:
  • swing
  • ,
  • sway

3. Change direction with a swinging motion

  • Turn
  • "Swing back"
  • "Swing forward"
    synonym:
  • swing

4. Influence decisively

  • "This action swung many votes over to his side"
    synonym:
  • swing
  • ,
  • swing over

5. Make a big sweeping gesture or movement

    synonym:
  • swing
  • ,
  • sweep
  • ,
  • swing out

6. Hang freely

  • "The ornaments dangled from the tree"
  • "The light dropped from the ceiling"
    synonym:
  • dangle
  • ,
  • swing
  • ,
  • drop

7. Hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

  • "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
    synonym:
  • swing

8. Alternate dramatically between high and low values

  • "His mood swings"
  • "The market is swinging up and down"
    synonym:
  • swing

9. Live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style

  • "The woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
    synonym:
  • swing

10. Have a certain musical rhythm

  • "The music has to swing"
    synonym:
  • swing

11. Be a social swinger

  • Socialize a lot
    synonym:
  • swing
  • ,
  • get around

12. Play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

    synonym:
  • swing

13. Engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends

  • "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
    synonym:
  • swing

Examples of using

Come swing with me.
Come swing with me.
If you wind up the doll with the key on the side of its torso it will swing its arms round and go forward doing somersaults.