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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