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1swing/ˈswɪŋ/verb
swingsswung/ˈswʌŋ/swinging
1swing
/ˈswɪŋ/
verb
swingsswung/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
   b  [+ 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, informalalsoswing 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
2swing/ˈswɪŋ/noun
pluralswings
2swing
/ˈswɪŋ/
noun
pluralswings
Learner's definition of SWING  
[count] 
: an act of moving something with a quick, sweeping motion : an act of swinging a bat, fist, etc.
   b  : 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
3swing/ˈswɪŋ/adjective
3swing
/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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