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.