swinging, present participle; swung, past tense; swung, past participle; swings, 3rd person singular present;
Move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while or as if suspended
her long black skirt swung about her legs
a priest began swinging a censer
local girls with their castanets and their swinging hips
Move or cause to move in alternate directions or in either direction on an axis
a wooden gate swinging crazily on its hinges
he swung the heavy iron door shut
Turn (a ship or aircraft) to all compass points in succession, in order to test compass error
Be executed by hanging
now he was going to swing for it
Move by grasping a support from below and leaping
we swung across like two trapeze artists
the Irishman swung himself into the saddle
Move quickly around to the opposite direction
Ronni had swung around to face him
Move with a rhythmic swaying gait
the riflemen swung along smartly
Move or cause to move in a smooth, curving line
he swung her bag up onto the rack
the cab swung into the parking lot
Bring down (something held) with a curving movement, typically in order to hit an object
I swung the club and missed the ball
Attempt to hit or punch, typically with a wide curving movement of the arm
he swung at me with the tire iron
Throw (a punch) with such a movement
she swung a punch at him
Shift or cause to shift from one opinion, mood, or state of affairs to another
opinion swung in the chancellor's favor
the failure to seek a peace could swing sentiment the other way
Have a decisive influence on (something, esp. a vote or election)
an attempt to swing the vote in their favor
Succeed in bringing about
with us backing you we might be able to swing something
Play music with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm
the band swung on
(of music) Be played with such a rhythm
(of an event, place, or way of life) Be lively, exciting, or fashionable
Be promiscuous, typically by engaging in group sex or swapping sexual partners
A seat suspended by ropes or chains, on which someone may sit and swing back and forth
A spell of swinging on such an apparatus
An act of swinging
with the swing of her arm, the knife flashed through the air
The manner in which a golf club or a bat is swung
improve your golf swing
The motion of swinging
this short cut gave her hair new movement and swing
A smooth flowing rhythm or action
they came with a steady swing up the last reach
A discernible change in opinion
the South's swing to the right
A style of jazz or dance music with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm
The rhythmic feeling or drive of such music
A swift tour involving a number of stops, esp. one undertaken as part of a political campaign
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"
move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
Swing! is a musical conceived by Paul Kelly with music by various artists. It celebrates the music of the Swing era of jazz (1930s-1946), including many well-known tunes by artists like Duke Ellington, William "Count" Basie, Benny Goodman and others. ...
Swing is an American romantic comedy film starring Constance Brenneman, Innis Casey, Tom Skerritt, Jacqueline Bisset, Jonathan Winters, Nell Carter, Dahlia Waingort, Adam Tomei, Barry Bostwick, Mindy Cohn and directed by Martin Guigui.
The term swing is used in Australia in a different sense from that employed in Britain, where the term originated (see Swing (politics)). ...
Swing is a Canadian néo-trad band of Franco-Ontarian origins. The two main members of Swing are Michel Bénac and Jean-Philippe Goulet.
The swing is a type of hook, with the main difference being that in the swing the arm is usually more extended.
Swing music, also known as swing jazz or simply swing, is a form of jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. ...
(swinging) adj. - carrying a load of carcass beef.
(Swinging) An exchange of partners, usually between two or more otherwise monogamous couples, which is generally structured to avoid the formation of emotional bonds.
(Swinging) Another variant or modification to monogamy, involving sexual exploration in an environment structured to contain it without damage to an otherwise monogamous relationship. Like polyamory, it involves honesty and consent. ...
(Swinging) a crew in perfect unison.
(Swinging) chads are attached to the ballot at two corners.
(Swinging) landing a bass by raising it into the boat or onto the bank with the rod; this practice is generally discouraged if the fish is allowed to fall to the deck of the boat or onto the bank since it could harm the fish and reduce its chances for survival once released
(Swinging) this has nothing to do with taking your buddy's wife fly fishing. It's a relaxation technique that lets the current and the fish do the work; relaxation is usually achieved because the fish leave your fly alone
Swinging relaxes the eyes and the body. Swaying from side to side is an automatic reaction when a person or animal wants to relax. People with vision issues tend to see things as stationary, or through tension make things stationary, which creates stress because life is energy in motion. ...
(SWINGS) Determine the handing or swing of each door.
(SWINGS) Most parrots love swings in their cages and/or as part of a hanging playgym. Generally speaking a parrot is more likely to spend time on a swing if it is the highest perch in the cage. ...
(Swings) This section teaches you the foundation of all kettlebell lifts, the Swing. Steve shows you how to prepare the body for safe practice and more than a dozen variations to allow you to explore this powerful movement from every conceivable angle. ...
(Swed) abbreviation of 'Swedish'
(SWS) Stretch or shrink-wrapped skids—unitized freight on skids wrapped in plastic.