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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

You don't have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it'll go.
Yogi Berra

It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.
Isaac Asimov

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
Ben Hogan

He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.
Jack Nicklaus
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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