Dictionary Results for swing|
1. swing - 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"
Hypernym(s): action, activity, activeness
2. swing - noun
· mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
Hypernym(s): mechanical_device, plaything, toy
3. swing - noun
· a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
4. swing - noun
· changing location by moving back and forth
Synonym(s): swinging, vacillation
Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move
5. swing - noun
· a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
Synonym(s): swing_music, jive
6. swing - noun
· a jaunty rhythm in music
7. swing - noun
· the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
Synonym(s): golf_stroke, golf_shot
Hypernym(s): stroke, shot
8. swing - noun
· in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
Synonym(s): baseball_swing, cut
Hypernym(s): stroke, shot
9. swing - noun
· a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
Hypernym(s): country-dance, country_dancing, contredanse, contra_danse, contradance
10. swing - verb
· move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
Hypernym(s): move, displace
11. swing - verb
· move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
12. swing - verb
· change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote
13. swing - verb
· influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"
Hypernym(s): influence, act_upon, work
14. swing - verb
· make a big sweeping gesture or movement
Synonym(s): sweep, swing_out
Hypernym(s): wield, handle, manage
15. swing - verb
· hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
Synonym(s): dangle, drop
16. swing - verb
· hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
Hypernym(s): aim, take, train, take_aim, direct
17. swing - verb
· alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
18. swing - verb
· live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
19. swing - verb
· have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"
20. swing - verb
· be a social swinger; socialize a lot
Hypernym(s): socialize, socialise
21. swing - verb
· play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
22. swing - verb
· engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends; "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
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