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Definition 1: changing location by moving back and forth - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for swing in the sense of this definition

(swing is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

Definition 2: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball - [noun denoting act]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a vicious cut at the ball

Synonyms for swing in the sense of this definition

(swing is a kind of ...) (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker" "a good shot requires good balance and tempo" "he left me an almost impossible shot"

Definition 3: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for swing in the sense of this definition

(swing is a kind of ...) (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker" "a good shot requires good balance and tempo" "he left me an almost impossible shot"

(... is a kind of swing ) a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball

(... is a kind of swing ) a poor golf stroke in which the club head hits the ground before hitting the ball

(... is a kind of swing ) a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green

"he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"

(... is a kind of swing ) hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter

"his putting let him down today; he didn't sink a single putt over three feet"

(... is a kind of swing ) a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball

(... is a kind of swing ) hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver

"he sliced his drive out of bounds"

(... is a kind of swing ) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer

"he took lessons to cure his hooking"

(... is a kind of swing ) a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer

"he took lessons to cure his slicing"

(... is a kind of swing ) a swing downward of a golf club

(... is a kind of swing ) the act of hitting a golf ball from the teeing ground at the start of each hole

Definition 4: a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them - [noun denoting act]

(swing is a kind of ...) a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line

(... is part of swing) American country dancing in which couples form squares

Definition 5: a sweeping blow or stroke - [noun denoting act]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a wild swing at my head

(swing is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 6: mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth - [noun denoting artifact]

(swing is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(swing is a kind of ...) an artifact designed to be played with

(... is a kind of swing ) a swing used by circus acrobats

(... is part of swing) yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play

Definition 7: a jaunty rhythm in music - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for swing in the sense of this definition

(swing is a kind of ...) the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music

Definition 8: a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for swing in the sense of this definition

(swing is a kind of ...) a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

Definition 9: a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity - [noun denoting state]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the party went with a swing
  • it took time to get into the swing of things

(swing is a kind of ...) the state of being active

"his sphere of activity" "he is out of action"

Definition 10: alternate dramatically between high and low values - [verb of change]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his mood swings
  • the market is swinging up and down

(swing is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of swing ) move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

"the line on the monitor vacillated"

Definition 11: hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement - [verb of competition]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The soccer player began to swing at the referee

(swing is a kind of ...) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

"Please don't aim at your little brother!" "He trained his gun on the burglar" "Don't train your camera on the women" "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

Definition 12: make a big sweeping gesture or movement - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for swing in the sense of this definition

(swing is a kind of ...) handle effectively

"The burglar wielded an axe" "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"

Definition 13: engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends - [verb of contact]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There were many swinging couples in the 1960's

(swing is a kind of ...) have sex without being married

Definition 14: play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm - [verb of creation]

(swing is a kind of ...) play on an instrument

"The band played all night long"

(swing belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 15: move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner - [verb of motion]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He swung back

Synonyms for swing in the sense of this definition

(swing is a kind of ...) move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

(... is a kind of swing ) sway from side to side

(... is a kind of swing ) lash or flick about sharply

"The lion lashed its tail"

(... is a kind of swing ) move or swing from side to side regularly

"the needle on the meter was oscillating"

(... is a kind of swing ) swing from one hold to the next

"the monkeys brachiate"

Definition 16: move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting - [verb of motion]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He swung his left fist
  • swing a bat

(swing is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of swing ) give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching

Definition 17: change direction with a swinging motion; turn - [verb of motion]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • swing back
  • swing forward

(swing is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Synonyms for swing in the sense of this definition

(swing is a kind of ...) take part in social activities; interact with others

"He never socializes with his colleagues" "The old man hates to socialize"

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This action swung many votes over to his side

Synonyms for swing in the sense of this definition

(swing is a kind of ...) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

Definition 20: hang freely - [verb of stative]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ornaments dangled from the tree
  • The light dropped from the ceiling

Synonyms for swing in the sense of this definition

(swing is a kind of ...) be suspended or hanging

"The flag hung on the wall"

(... is a kind of swing ) hang loosely or laxly

"His tongue lolled"

Definition 21: live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style - [verb of stative]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely

(swing is a kind of ...) lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

"we had to live frugally after the war"

Definition 22: have a certain musical rhythm - [verb of stative]

Samples where swing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The music has to swing

(swing is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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