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swing

noun

1 swing

A state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity.

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

Roget 748: freedom, liberty, independence; license etc. (permission) 760; facility etc. 705.    scope, range, latitude, ... show more

Roget 180: space, extension, extent, superficial extent, expanse, stretch, hyperspace; room, scope, range, field, way, expansion, compass, ... show more

Roget 170: agency, operation, force, working, strain, function, office, maintenance, exercise, work, swing, play; interworking, interaction; ... show more

Polish: rozmach



2 swing

Mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth.

Polish: huśtawka

3 swing

A sweeping blow or stroke.

Polish: zamach

4 swing

Changing location by moving back and forth.

synonyms: swinging, vacillation.

Roget 314: oscillation; vibration, libration; motion of a pendulum; nutation; undulation; pulsation; pulse.    alternation; coming and going etc. v.; ebb and flow, flux and reflux, ... show more

Dutch: fluctuatie, golfbeweging, schommeling, slingerbeweging, slingering, wankeling
Polish: zakołysanie

5 swing

A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz.

synonyms: jive, swing music.

Dutch: nonsens
Polish: swing

6 swing

A jaunty rhythm in music.

synonym: lilt.

Polish: swing

7 swing

The act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it.

synonyms: golf shot, golf stroke.

Dutch: swing

8 swing

In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball.

synonyms: baseball swing, cut.

9 swing

A square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them.

verb

1 swing

Move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting.

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

2 swing

Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner.

synonym: sway.

Dutch: heupwiegen, zwieren

3 swing

Change direction with a swinging motion; turn.

4 swing

Influence decisively.

synonym: swing over.

5 swing

Make a big sweeping gesture or movement.

synonyms: sweep, swing out.

6 swing

Hang freely.

synonyms: dangle, drop.

Roget 214: be pendent etc. adj.; hang, depend, swing, dangle; swag; daggle, flap, trail, flow; beetle.    suspend, ... show more

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

Dutch: bengelen, bungelen

7 swing

Hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement.

8 swing

Alternate dramatically between high and low values.

Polish: huśtawka

9 swing

Live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style.

10 swing

Have a certain musical rhythm.

11 swing

Be a social swinger; socialize a lot.

synonym: get around.

12 swing

Play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm.

13 swing

Engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends.


Moby thesaurus: Alexandrine, Ferris wheel, Long Melford, Zeitgeist, accent, accentuation, acid rock, act, acting, action, activism, activity, air space, alternate, amble, amphibrach, amphimacer, ample scope, anacrusis, anapest ... show more.

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