- 1. swing, action, activity, activeness
- usage: 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"
- 2. swing, mechanical device, plaything, toy
- usage: mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
- 3. swing, blow
- usage: a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
- 4. swing, swinging, vacillation, motion, movement, move
- usage: changing location by moving back and forth
- 5. swing, swing music, jive, jazz
- usage: a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
- 6. lilt, swing, rhythmicity
- usage: a jaunty rhythm in music
- 7. golf stroke, golf shot, swing, stroke, shot
- usage: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
- 8. baseball swing, swing, cut, stroke, shot
- usage: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
- 9. swing, country-dance, country dancing, contredanse, contra danse, contradance
- usage: a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
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- 1. swing, move, displace
- usage: move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
- 2. swing, sway, move back and forth
- usage: move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
- 3. swing, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
- 4. swing, swing over, influence, act upon, work
- usage: influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"
- 5. swing, sweep, swing out, wield, handle, manage
- usage: make a big sweeping gesture or movement
- 6. dangle, swing, drop, hang
- usage: hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
- 7. swing, aim, take, train, take aim, direct
- usage: hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
- 8. swing, change
- usage: alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
- 9. swing, live
- usage: live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
- 10. swing, be
- usage: have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"
- 11. swing, get around, socialize, socialise
- usage: be a social swinger; socialize a lot
- 12. swing, play
- usage: play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
- 13. swing, fornicate
- usage: 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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