Associations to the word «Swing»
SWING, verb. (intransitive) To rotate about an off-centre fixed point.
SWING, verb. (intransitive) To dance.
SWING, verb. (intransitive) To ride on a swing.
SWING, verb. (intransitive) To participate in the swinging lifestyle; to participate in wife-swapping.
SWING, verb. (intransitive) To hang from the gallows.
SWING, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) (of a ball) to move sideways in its trajectory.
SWING, verb. (intransitive) To fluctuate or change.
SWING, verb. (transitive) To move (an object) backward and forward; to wave.
SWING, verb. (transitive) To change (a numerical result); especially to change the outcome of an election.
SWING, verb. (transitive) To make (something) work; especially to afford (something) financially.
SWING, verb. (transitive) (music) To play notes that are in pairs by making the first of the pair slightly longer than written (augmentation) and the second, resulting in a bouncy, uneven rhythm.
SWING, verb. (transitive) (cricket) (of a bowler) to make the ball move sideways in its trajectory.
SWING, verb. (transitive and intransitive) (boxing) To move one's arm in a punching motion.
SWING, verb. (transitive) In dancing, to turn around in a small circle with one's partner, holding hands or arms.
SWING, verb. (transitive) (engineering) To admit or turn something for the purpose of shaping it; said of a lathe.
SWING, verb. (transitive) (carpentry) To put (a door, gate, etc.) on hinges so that it can swing or turn.
SWING, verb. (nautical) To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor.
SWING, noun. The manner in which something is swung.
SWING, noun. A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing.
SWING, noun. A hanging seat in a children's playground, for acrobats in a circus, or on a porch for relaxing.
SWING, noun. A dance style.
SWING, noun. (music) The genre of music associated with this dance style.
SWING, noun. The amount of change towards or away from something.
SWING, noun. (politics) In an election, the increase or decrease in the number of votes for opposition parties compared with votes for the incumbent party.
SWING, noun. (cricket) Sideways movement of the ball as it flies through the air.
SWING, noun. The diameter that a lathe can cut.
SWING, noun. In a musical theater production, a performer who understudies several roles.
SWING, noun. A basic dance step in which a pair link hands and turn round together in a circle.
SWING, noun. Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it.
SWING, noun. (obsolete) Free course; unrestrained liberty.
SWING BOTH WAYS, verb. (idiomatic) To be bisexual
SWING BRIDGE, noun. A movable bridge that has as its primary structural support a vertical locating pin and support ring, usually at or near to its centre of gravity, about which the turning span can then pivot horizontally.
SWING BY, verb. (ambitransitive) (informal) To pay a brief, informal visit.
SWING DOG, noun. (mushing) one of the dogs directly behind the lead dogs, who help set the pace.
SWING DOOR, noun. A door that is opened by either pushing or pulling from either side (i.e. opens both ways) and is not normally capable of being locked.
SWING DOORS, noun. Plural of swing door
SWING FOR THE FENCES, verb. (US) (baseball) (softball) To swing at the ball as hard as possible, with the aim of getting a home run, increasing the chance of missing the ball.
SWING FOR THE FENCES, verb. (US) (idiomatic) To do something extremely ambitious, especially rashly.
SWING LOAN, noun. Alternative term for bridge loan
SWING OF THINGS, noun. (idiomatic) (usually preceded by the) The normal flow and rhythm of daily life or of activities in a specific field.
SWING RIOT, noun. The agricultural riots in England in 1830, lead by Captain Swing.
SWING RIOTS, noun. Plural of swing riot
SWING ROUND THE CIRCLE, verb. To make a complete circuit.
SWING SHIFT, noun. (US) A work shift between a day shift and a night shift, such as from 4PM to midnight, and the group of workers scheduled to work such a shift at a facility.
SWING SHIFTS, noun. Plural of swing shift
SWING STATE, noun. (US) (idiomatic) (politics) A state which may vote Democratic or Republican, in a given election or generally; a purple state.
SWING STATES, noun. Plural of swing state
SWING STATION, noun. A stagecoach stop where horses are changed.
SWING THE LEAD, verb. (intransitive) To avoid work, especially by pretending to be ill; to shirk, to malinger.
SWING VOTE, noun. Vote held by a swing voter, and as such it is an unpredictable vote.
SWING VOTER, noun. A person who does not always vote for the same political party, but usually decides on the basis of policies
SWING VOTERS, noun. Plural of swing voter
SWING VOTES, noun. Plural of swing vote
SWING, noun. 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".
SWING, noun. Mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth.
SWING, noun. A sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head".
SWING, noun. Changing location by moving back and forth.
SWING, noun. A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz.
SWING, noun. A jaunty rhythm in music.
SWING, noun. The act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it.
SWING, noun. In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball".
SWING, noun. A square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them.
SWING, verb. Move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat".
SWING, verb. Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back".
SWING, verb. Change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward".
SWING, verb. Influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side".
SWING, verb. Make a big sweeping gesture or movement.
SWING, verb. Hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling".
SWING, verb. Hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee".
SWING, verb. Alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down".
SWING, verb. Live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely".
SWING, verb. Have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing".
SWING, verb. Be a social swinger; socialize a lot.
SWING, verb. Play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm.
SWING, verb. 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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