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1 swing /ˈswɪŋ/ verb
swings; swung /ˈswʌŋ/ ; swinging
1 swing
/ˈswɪŋ/
verb
swings; swung /ˈswʌŋ/ ; swinging
Learner's definition of SWING
: to move backward and forward or from side to side while hanging from something
[no object]
[+ object]
always followed by an adverb, adjective, or preposition : to move with a smooth, curving motion
[no object]
[+ object]
: to move (your arm, a tool, etc.) with a quick, curving motion especially to try to hit something
[+ object]
[no object]
[no object] : to move back and forth on a special type of seat (called a swing)
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to turn or move quickly in a particular direction
[no object]
often + around
[+ object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to change suddenly from one state or condition to another
[+ object] : to change or influence (something) in an important way
[+ object] informal : to do or manage (something) successfully
[no object] informal + somewhat old-fashioned : to be lively or exciting
[no object] old-fashioned : to die by hanging

swing both ways

informal
: to be bisexual

swing by

[phrasal verb] US, informal also swing over
: to make a brief visit

swing the balance

: to change a situation so that one person, group, etc., is more able or likely to succeed than another
2 swing /ˈswɪŋ/ noun
plural swings
2 swing
/ˈswɪŋ/
noun
plural swings
Learner's definition of SWING
[count]
: an act of moving something with a quick, sweeping motion : an act of swinging a bat, fist, etc.
: the movement of something that swings backward and forward or from side to side
[count] : a usually sudden change from one state or condition to another
[count] : a seat that hangs from ropes or chains and that moves back and forth
see picture at playground
[noncount] : a style of jazz music that has a lively rhythm and that is played mostly for dancing

go with a swing

British, informal
: to be lively and enjoyable

in full swing

: at the highest level of activity

in/into the swing of

informal
: fully involved and comfortable with (a regular activity, process, etc.)

swings and roundabouts

British, informal
used to say that two choices or situations are basically the same because they have an equal number of advantages and disadvantages
3 swing /ˈswɪŋ/ adjective
3 swing
/ˈswɪŋ/
adjective
Learner's definition of SWING
always used before a noun
: of or relating to the style of jazz music called swing
: not certain to vote for a particular candidate or party in an election and therefore often able to decide the result of the election
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