|1.||[ verb ] move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting|
"He swung his left fist" "swing a bat"
|Related terms:||move wind_up golf_stroke|
|2.||[ verb ] move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner|
"He swung back"
|Related terms:||move_back_and_forth oscillate waver brachiate lash rock|
|3.||[ verb ] change direction with a swinging motion; turn|
"swing back" "swing forward"
|4.||[ verb ] influence decisively|
"This action swung many votes over to his side"
|5.||[ verb ] make a big sweeping gesture or movement|
|Related terms:||wield sweep|
|6.||[ verb ] alternate dramatically between high and low values|
"his mood swings" "the market is swinging up and down"
|Related terms:||change fluctuate|
|7.||[ verb ] hang freely|
"the ornaments dangled from the tree" "The light dropped from the ceiling"
|Related terms:||hang droop|
|8.||[ verb ] hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement|
"The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
|9.||[ noun ] changing location by moving back and forth|
|Related terms:||motion fluctuate|
|10.||[ noun ] 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"
|11.||[ verb ] live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style|
"The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
|12.||[ noun ] (boxing) a sweeping blow or stroke|
"he took a wild swing at my head"
|13.||[ noun ] mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth|
|Related terms:||plaything mechanical_device trapeze playground|
|14.||[ verb ] be a social swinger; socialize a lot|
|Related terms:||socialize socialize|
|15.||[ noun ] (music) a jaunty rhythm in music|
|16.||[ verb ] (sexuality) engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends|
"There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
|Related terms:||fornicate swinger|
|17.||[ verb ] have a certain musical rhythm|
"The music has to swing"
|18.||[ noun ] (sport,golf) the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it|
|Related terms:||stroke slice drive explosion shank hook approach sclaff putt teeoff downswing|
|19.||[ noun ] (baseball,sport) in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball|
"he took a vicious cut at the ball"
|20.||[ verb ] (music,performing arts) play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm|
|Related terms:||play music|
|21.||[ noun ] (music,fine art) a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz|
|Related terms:||jazz jive|
|22.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11293|
|23.||[ noun ] (dance) a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them|
|Related terms:||country-dance square_dance|