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Swing

Definition

[n] changing location by moving back and forth
[n] a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
[n] in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
[n] the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
[n] a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
[n] mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
[n] a jaunty rhythm in music
[n] a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
[n] 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"
[v] change drastically"his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
[v] hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
[v] engage freely in promiscuous sex; often with the husband or wife of one's friends; "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
[v] make a big sweeping gesture or movement
[v] play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
[v] move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
[v] change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
[v] move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
[v] be a social swinger; socialize a lot
[v] influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"
[v] live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
[v] hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
[v] have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"

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