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Definition of Swing

Swing

  1. To move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.
  2. To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.
  3. To use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. See Swing, n., 3.
  4. To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide.
  5. To be hanged.
  6. To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other.
  7. To give a circular movement to; to whirl; to brandish; as, to swing a sword; to swing a club; hence, colloquially, to manage; as, to swing a business.
  8. To admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of shaping it; -- said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a pulley of 12 inches diameter.
  9. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum.
  10. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men walk with a swing.
  11. A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing; especially, an apparatus for recreation by swinging, commonly consisting of a rope, the two ends of which are attached overhead, as to the bough of a tree, a seat being placed in the loop at the bottom; also, any contrivance by which a similar motion is produced for amusement or exercise.
  12. Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.
  13. Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it.
  14. Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.

Swing Quotations

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
Henry Ford

Grip pressure - not mechanical flaws - is the biggest factor when you're nervous. You unconsciously grip it tighter, which keeps you from making a smooth swing with a natural release. Keep your grip pressure light, and you'll be surprised how much your mechanics stabilize.
Ernie Els

Black Fergusonians have shown that they will vote when they have something to vote for and know that their vote will count. Seventy-six percent of them turned out in November 2012, when Missouri was a key swing state for Barack Obama's reelection.
Rick Perlstein

I'm swimming every day and I'm even trying to get the golf swing working again - but that might take a little bit longer.
Sean Connery

I remember, May 1944: I was 15-and-a-half, and I was thrown into a haunted universe where the story of the human adventure seemed to swing irrevocably between horror and malediction.
Elie Wiesel
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Swing Translations

swing in Afrikaans is swaai
swing in Danish is svinge
swing in Dutch is balanceren, doen schommelen
swing in Finnish is keinuttaa, heiluttaa
swing in French is balancer, vanner, brandir, pivotent, pivotons
swing in German is sich frei bewegen, sich drehen, Anschlag, Hub
swing in Italian is altalena, brandire
swing in Spanish is columrio, tremolar, balancearse
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