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swing

 
Noun swing has 9 senses
  1. swing - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    action, activity, activeness
  2. swing - mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
    --2 is a kind of
    mechanical device; plaything, toy
    --2 is a part of playground
    --2 has particulars: trapeze
    Derived form: verb swing6
  3. swing - a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
    --3 is a kind of
    blow
    Derived forms: verb swing7, verb swing5, verb swing1
  4. swing, swinging, vacillation - changing location by moving back and forth
    --4 is a kind of motion, movement, move
    Derived forms: verb swing3, verb swing2
  5. swing, swing music, jive - a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
    --5 is a kind of jazz
    Derived form: verb swing10
  6. lilt, swing - a jaunty rhythm in music
    --6 is a kind of rhythmicity
    Derived forms: verb swing12, verb swing10
  7. golf stroke, golf shot, swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
    --7 is a kind of stroke, shot
    --7 has particulars:
     downswing; slice, fade, slicing; hook, draw, hooking; drive, driving; explosion; putt, putting; approach, approach shot; sclaff; shank; teeoff
    Derived form: verb swing1
  8. baseball swing, swing, cut - in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
    --8 is a kind of stroke, shot
  9. swing - a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
    --9 is a kind of
    country-dance, country dancing, contredanse, contra danse, contradance
    --9 is a part of square dance, square dancing
Verb swing has 13 senses
  1. swing - move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
    --1 is one way to
    move, displace
    Derived forms: noun swing7, noun swing3, noun swinger1
    Sample sentence:
    The girls swing the wooden sticks
  2. swing, sway - move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
    --2 is one way to move back and forth
    Derived forms: noun swing4, noun swinger1
    Sample sentence:
    The wooden sticks swing
  3. swing - change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
    --3 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived form: noun swing4
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. swing, swing over - influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"
    --4 is one way to influence, act upon, work
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. swing, sweep, swing out - make a big sweeping gesture or movement
    --5 is one way to wield, handle
    Derived form: noun swing3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  6. dangle, swing, drop - hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
    --6 is one way to hang
    Derived forms: noun swing2, noun swinging1
    Sample sentence:
    The lights swing from the ceiling
  7. swing - hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
    --7 is one way to
    aim, take, train, take aim, direct
    Derived form: noun swing3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  8. swing - alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
    --8 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  9. swing - live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
    --9 is one way to
    live
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  10. swing - have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"
    --10 is one way to
    be
    Derived forms: noun swing5, noun swing6
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  11. swing, get around - be a social swinger; socialize a lot
    --11 is one way to socialize, socialise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  12. swing - play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
    --12 is one way to
    play
    Derived form: noun swing6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  13. swing - engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends; "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
    --13 is one way to
    fornicate
    Derived form: noun swinger2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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