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Definitions of swing:
  • noun:   changing location by moving back and forth
  • noun:   a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
  • noun:   a sweeping blow or stroke
    Example: "He took a wild swing at my head"
  • noun:   mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
  • noun:   a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
  • noun:   a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    Example: "The party went with a swing"
  • noun:   in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
  • noun:   a jaunty rhythm in music
  • noun:   the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
  • verb:   move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
    Example: "Swing a bat"
  • verb:   be a social swinger; socialize a lot
  • verb:   influence decisively
  • verb:   live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
    Example: "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
  • verb:   have a certain musical rhythm
    Example: "The music has to swing"
  • verb:   alternate dramatically between high and low values
    Example: "His mood swings"
  • verb:   hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
    Example: "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
  • verb:   engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
    Example: "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
  • verb:   make a big sweeping gesture or movement
  • verb:   play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
  • verb:   move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
  • verb:   change direction with a swinging motion; turn
    Example: "Swing back"
  • verb:   hang freely
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #11293)

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