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Definitions of swing:

part of speech: verb transitive

To cause to move to and fro; brandish; as, to swing a cane; cause to turn or wheel about; as, to swing a ship about; put up so as to hang freely; as, to swing a hammock.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: verb intransitive

To sway or wave to and fro, as a body hanging in air: to vibrate: to practice swinging: to turn round at anchor: to be hanged.

part of speech: noun

The act of swinging; swaying motion from side to side; distance through which an object swings; loose, free gait; an apparatus, usually a rope bearing a seat, for swinging to and fro; full course or freedom; as, to give full swing to imagination.

part of speech: noun

The act of swinging: motion to and fro: a waving motion: anything suspended for swinging in: the sweep or compass of a swinging body: power of anything swinging: free course.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To move to and fro while hanging, as the pendulum of a clock; to turn on, or as on, a hinge, or axis; as, the gate swings open; to go along with a loose, free, swaying gait; as, the soldiers swung around the corner; to use a swing.

part of speech: verb

To cause to wave or vibrate; to wave loosely; to whirl round; to move to and fro; to change position at anchor, as a ship at each turn of the tide; in low language, to be hanged.

part of speech: verb transitive

To move to and fro: to cause to wave or vibrate: to whirl, to brandish:- pa. t. and pa. p. swung.

part of speech: noun

Motion from one side to the other; a waving motion; an apparatus to swing in or from; unrestrained liberty or licence; the sweep of a moving body.

part of speech: adjective


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