Definitions English

  • To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
  • To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm: swung at the ball.
  • To move laterally or in a curve: The car swung over to the curb.
  • To turn in place on or as if on a hinge or pivot.
  • To move along with an easy, swaying gait: swinging down the road.
  • To propel oneself from one place or position to another by grasping a fixed support: swinging through the trees.
  • To ride on a swing.
  • To shift from one attitude, interest, condition, or emotion to another; vacillate.
  • Slang To be put to death by hanging.
  • Music To have a subtle, intuitively felt rhythm or sense of rhythm.
  • Music To play with a subtle, intuitively felt sense of rhythm.
  • Slang To be lively, trendy, and exciting.
  • Slang To engage freely in promiscuous sex.
  • Slang To exchange sex partners. Used especially of married couples.
  • Slang To have a sexual orientation toward one or both sexes.
  • To cause to move back and forth, as on a swing.
  • To cause to move in a broad arc or curve: swing a bat; swung the car over.
  • To cause to move with a sweeping motion: swinging his arms.
  • To lift and convey with a sweeping motion: swung the cargo onto the deck.
  • To suspend so as to sway or turn freely: swung a hammock between two trees.
  • To suspend on hinges: swing a shutter.
  • To cause to turn on hinges: swung the door shut.
  • To cause to shift from one attitude, position, opinion, or condition to another.
  • Informal To manage or arrange successfully: swing a deal.
  • Informal To bring around to the desired result: swing an election.