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swing

 (swĭng)
v. swung (swŭng), swing·ing, swings
v.intr.
1. To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
2. To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm: swung at the ball.
3. To move laterally or in a curve: The car swung over to the curb.
4. To turn in place on or as if on a hinge or pivot.
5. To move along with an easy, swaying gait: swinging down the road.
6. To propel oneself from one place or position to another by grasping a fixed support: swinging through the trees.
7. To ride on a swing.
8. To shift from one attitude, interest, condition, or emotion to another; vacillate.
9. Slang To be put to death by hanging.
10. Music
a. To have a subtle, intuitively felt rhythm or sense of rhythm.
b. To play with a subtle, intuitively felt sense of rhythm.
11. Slang
a. To be lively, trendy, and exciting.
b. To engage in promiscuous sex.
c. To exchange sex partners. Used especially of married couples.
d. To have a sexual orientation: Which way does he swing?
v.tr.
1. To cause to move back and forth, as on a swing.
2. To cause to move in a broad arc or curve: swing a bat; swung the car over.
3.
a. To cause to move with a sweeping motion: swinging his arms.
b. To lift and convey with a sweeping motion: swung the cargo onto the deck.
4. To suspend so as to sway or turn freely: swung a hammock between two trees.
5.
a. To suspend on hinges: swing a shutter.
b. To cause to turn on hinges: swung the door shut.
6. To cause to shift from one attitude, position, opinion, or condition to another.
7. Informal
a. To manage or arrange successfully: swing a deal.
b. To bring around to the desired result: swing an election.
8. Music To play (music) with a subtle, intuitively felt sense of rhythm.
n.
1. The act or an instance of swinging; movement back and forth or in one particular direction.
2. The sweep or scope of something that swings: The pendulum's swing is 12 inches.
3. A blow or stroke executed with a sweeping motion of the arm.
4. The manner in which one swings something, such as a bat or golf club.
5. A shift from one attitude, position, or condition to another: a swing to conservatism.
6. Freedom of action: The children have free swing in deciding what color to paint their room.
7.
a. A swaying, graceful motion: has a swing to her walk.
b. A sweep back and forth: the swing of a bird across the sky.
8. A course or tour that returns to the starting point: a swing across the state while campaigning.
9. A seat suspended from above, as by ropes, on which one can ride back and forth for recreation.
10. The normal rhythm of life or pace of activities: back in the swing.
11. A steady, vigorous rhythm or movement, as in verse.
12. A regular movement up or down, as in stock prices.
13. Music
a. A type of popular dance music developed about 1935 and based on jazz but employing a larger band, less improvisation, and simpler harmonic and rhythmic patterns.
b. A ballroom dance performed to this music.
c. A subtle, intuitively felt rhythmic quality or sense of rhythm.
adj.
1. Music Relating to or performing swing: a swing band.
2. Determining an outcome; decisive: the swing vote.
Idiom:
in full swing
At the highest level of activity or operation.

[Middle English swingen, to beat, brandish, from Old English swingan, to flog, strike, swing.]

swing′y adj.
Synonyms: swing, oscillate, sway, rock2, vibrate, waver
These verbs mean literally to move one way and then another, usually back and forth or to and fro. Some verbs often see figurative use: Swing usually applies to arclike movement of something attached at one extremity and free at the other: The ship's lanterns swung violently in the raging storm. Figuratively, it denotes difficulty to decide or act from being drawn by conflicting purposes or emotions: "She swung between disbelief and dread" (Denise Grady).
Oscillate similarly refers to a steady back-and-forth motion, as that of a pendulum, and also can indicate figurative vacillation: "a king ... oscillating between fear of Rome and desire of independence" (Walter Besant).
Sway suggests the movement of something unsteady, light, or flexible: "thousands of the little yellow blossoms all swaying to the light wind" (W.H. Hudson).
To rock is to swing gently or rhythmically or sway or tilt violently: "The ruins of the ancient church seemed actually to rock and threaten to fall" (Sir Walter Scott).
Vibrate implies quick periodic oscillations; it can also suggest trembling, pulsating, or quivering: "Music, when soft voices die, / Vibrates in the memory" (Percy Bysshe Shelley).
Waver suggests unsteady, uncertain movement: "Through the hard, driving rain the sentinel birches wavered like pale, elongated ghosts" (Melissa Hardy).
It also suggests inconstancy or irresolution of feeling or action: "I have a friend who was reared to believe, and he does. But his faith has wavered" (Dana Tierney).

swing

(swɪŋ)
vb, swings, swinging or swung
1. to move or cause to move rhythmically to and fro, as a free-hanging object; sway
2. (intr) to move, walk, etc, with a relaxed and swaying motion
3. to pivot or cause to pivot, as on a hinge
4. to move or cause to move in a curve: the car swung around the bend.
5. to move or cause to move by suspending or being suspended
6. to hang or be hung so as to be able to turn freely
7. (intr) slang to be hanged: he'll swing for it.
8. to alter or cause to alter habits, a course, etc
9. (tr) informal to influence or manipulate successfully: I hope he can swing the deal.
10. (foll by: up) to raise or hoist, esp in a sweeping motion
11. (often foll by: at) to hit out or strike (at), esp with a sweeping motion
12. (tr) to wave (a weapon, etc) in a sweeping motion; flourish
13. (Jazz) to arrange or play (music) with the rhythmically flexible and compulsive quality associated with jazz
14. (Jazz) (intr) (of popular music, esp jazz, or of the musicians who play it) to have this quality
15. slang to be lively and modern
16. (intr) slang to swap sexual partners in a group, esp habitually
17. (Cricket) (intr) cricket to bowl (a ball) with swing or (of a ball) to move with a swing
18. (Navigation) to turn (a ship or aircraft) in order to test compass error
19. swing both ways slang to enjoy sexual partners of both sexes
20. swing the lead informal to malinger or make up excuses
n
21. the act or manner of swinging or the distance covered while swinging: a wide swing.
22. a sweeping stroke or blow
23. (Boxing) boxing a wide punch from the side similar to but longer than a hook
24. (Cricket) cricket the lateral movement of a bowled ball through the air
25. any free-swaying motion
26. any curving movement; sweep
27. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) something that swings or is swung, esp a suspended seat on which a person may sit and swing back and forth
28. (Jazz)
a. a kind of popular dance music influenced by jazz, usually played by big bands and originating in the 1930s
b. (as modifier): swing music.
29. (Dancing) See swingbeat
30. (Poetry) prosody a steady distinct rhythm or cadence in prose or verse
31. informal the normal round or pace: get into the swing of things.
32. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a fluctuation, as in some business activity, voting pattern, etc
33. (Economics) a fluctuation, as in some business activity, voting pattern, etc
34. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (as modifier) able to bring about a swing in a voting pattern: swing party.
35. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (as modifier) having a mixed voting history, and thus becoming a target for political election campaigners: a swing state.
36. informal US free scope; freedom of activity
37. chiefly US a circular tour
38. Canadian a tour of a particular area or region
39. Canadian (in the North) a train of freight sleighs or canoes
40. go with a swing to go well; be successful
41. in full swing at the height of activity
42. swings and roundabouts equal advantages and disadvantages
[Old English swingan; related to Old Frisian swinga, Old High German swingan]

swing

(swɪŋ)

v. swung, swing•ing, v.t.
1. to cause to move to and fro or oscillate, as something suspended from above.
2. to cause to move or turn in alternate directions or in either direction on a fixed point or axis, as a door on hinges.
3. to move (the hand or something held) with an oscillating or rotary movement.
4. to cause to move in a curve: I swung the car into the driveway.
5. to suspend so as to hang freely, as a hammock.
6. Informal. to sway, influence, or manage as desired: to swing a business deal.
7. to change or shift (one's interest, opinion, support, etc.).
8. to play (a piece of music) in the style of swing.
9. to pull or turn (the propeller of an aircraft) by hand, esp. in order to start the engine.
v.i.
10. to move or sway to and fro, as a pendulum or other suspended object.
11. to move to and fro in a swing.
12. to move or turn in alternate directions or in either direction on a fixed point or axis.
13. to move in a curve, as around a corner.
14. to move with a free, swaying motion.
15. to be suspended so as to hang freely, as a hammock.
16. to move by grasping a support with the hands and drawing up the arms.
17. to change or shift one's attention, interest, opinion, etc.
18. to hit at with the hand or something grasped in the hand.
19. Slang.
a. to be lively, fashionable, or trendy.
b. to engage uninhibitedly in sexual activities.
c. (esp. of married couples) to exchange partners for sexual activities.
20. Informal. to die by hanging.
n.
21. the act or manner of swinging.
22. the amount or extent of such movement.
23. a curving movement or course.
24. a moving of the body with a free, swaying motion.
25. a blow or stroke with the hand or an object grasped in the hands.
26. a change or shift in attitude, opinion, behavior, etc.
27. a steady, marked rhythm or movement, as of verse.
28. a regular upward or downward movement in the price of a security or in any business activity.
29. freedom of action.
30. active operation; progression: to get into the swing of things.
31. something that is swung or that swings.
32. a seat suspended from above by means of a loop of rope or between ropes or rods, on which one may sit and swing to and fro for recreation.
33. a style of jazz often played by a large dance band and marked by a smooth beat and flowing phrasing.
adj.
34. capable of determining the outcome, as of an election: the swing vote.
Idioms:
in full swing, operating at normal capacity; in full operation.
[before 900; Middle English (v.), Old English swingan, c. Old High German swingan]

swing


Past participle: swung
Gerund: swinging

Imperative
swing
swing
Present
I swing
you swing
he/she/it swings
we swing
you swing
they swing
Preterite
I swung
you swung
he/she/it swung
we swung
you swung
they swung
Present Continuous
I am swinging
you are swinging
he/she/it is swinging
we are swinging
you are swinging
they are swinging
Present Perfect
I have swung
you have swung
he/she/it has swung
we have swung
you have swung
they have swung
Past Continuous
I was swinging
you were swinging
he/she/it was swinging
we were swinging
you were swinging
they were swinging
Past Perfect
I had swung
you had swung
he/she/it had swung
we had swung
you had swung
they had swung
Future
I will swing
you will swing
he/she/it will swing
we will swing
you will swing
they will swing
Future Perfect
I will have swung
you will have swung
he/she/it will have swung
we will have swung
you will have swung
they will have swung
Future Continuous
I will be swinging
you will be swinging
he/she/it will be swinging
we will be swinging
you will be swinging
they will be swinging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swinging
you have been swinging
he/she/it has been swinging
we have been swinging
you have been swinging
they have been swinging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swinging
you will have been swinging
he/she/it will have been swinging
we will have been swinging
you will have been swinging
they will have been swinging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swinging
you had been swinging
he/she/it had been swinging
we had been swinging
you had been swinging
they had been swinging
Conditional
I would swing
you would swing
he/she/it would swing
we would swing
you would swing
they would swing
Past Conditional
I would have swung
you would have swung
he/she/it would have swung
we would have swung
you would have swung
they would have swung

swing

1. A 1940s bridge between orchestras and rock’n’roll, swing featured big bands with strong brass sections and a swinging, rolling rhythm, often provided by a double bass.
2. A fluctuation in a pattern of voting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swing - 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"
activeness, activity, action - the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"
2.swing - mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
playground - yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
trapeze - a swing used by circus acrobats
3.swing - a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
4.swing - changing location by moving back and forthswing - changing location by moving back and forth
movement, move, motion - 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"
5.swing - a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930sswing - a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
6.swing - a jaunty rhythm in music
rhythmicity - the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music
7.swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting itswing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
stroke, shot - (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"
downswing - a swing downward of a golf club
fade, slicing, slice - a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing"
hooking, draw, hook - a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
driving, drive - hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
explosion - a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
putt, putting - 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"
approach shot, approach - 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"
sclaff - a poor golf stroke in which the club head hits the ground before hitting the ball
shank - a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball
teeoff - the act of hitting a golf ball from the teeing ground at the start of each hole
8.swing - in baseballswing - in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
stroke, shot - (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"
9.swing - a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing, country-dance - a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
square dance, square dancing - American country dancing in which couples form squares
Verb1.swing - move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
move, displace - 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"
wind up - give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
2.swing - move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
weave, waver - sway to and fro
move back and forth - move in one direction and then into the opposite direction
lash - lash or flick about sharply; "The lion lashed its tail"
oscillate, vibrate - move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on the meter was oscillating"
brachiate - swing from one hold to the next; "the monkeys brachiate"
3.swing - change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
go, locomote, move, travel - 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"
4.swing - influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"
act upon, influence, work - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
5.swing - make a big sweeping gesture or movement
wield, handle, manage - handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
6.swing - hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
hang - be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
loll, droop - hang loosely or laxly; "His tongue lolled"
7.swing - hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
aim, take aim, train, direct, take - 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"
8.swing - alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
change - 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"
fluctuate, vacillate, waver - move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"
9.swing - live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
live - lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
10.swing - have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
11.swing - be a social swinger; socialize a lot
socialise, socialize - take part in social activities; interact with others; "He never socializes with his colleagues"; "The old man hates to socialize"
12.swing - play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
play - play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
13.swing - engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends; "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
fornicate - have sex without being married

swing

verb
1. brandish, wave, shake, flourish, wield, dangle She was swinging a bottle of wine by its neck.
2. sway, rock, wave, veer, vibrate, oscillate, move back and forth, move to and fro The sail of the little boat swung from one side to the other.
3. (usually with round) turn, veer, swivel, bear, bend, twist, curve, rotate, pivot, deviate, sheer off, turn on your heel The canoe found the current and swung around.
4. hit out, strike, swipe, lash out at, slap I picked up his baseball bat and swung at the man's head.
5. change, shift, vary, waver, fluctuate, oscillate, see-saw The vote could swing again.
6. hang, dangle, be suspended, suspend, move back and forth, be pendent He looks cute swinging from a branch.
noun
1. swaying, sway a woman walking with a slight swing to her hips
2. fluctuation, change, shift, switch, variation Dieters can suffer from violent mood swings.
3. change, move, reversal, turnaround, U-turn, change of heart, sea change, about-face, volte face The statistics show a swing towards Labour.
in full swing at its height, under way, on the go (informal) The international rugby season was in full swing.

swing

verb
1. To move rhythmically back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above:
2. To fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below:
3. To change the direction or course of:
4. To turn or cause to turn in place, as on a hinge or fixed point, tracing an arclike path:
5. To change one's attitudes or policies, for example:
6. Slang. To execute by suspending by the neck:
Informal: string up.
7. Informal. To bring about and carry to a successful conclusion:
noun
1. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power:
2. The patterned, recurring alternation of contrasting elements, such as stressed and unstressed notes in music:
Translations
أرجوحَهإهْتِزازإيقاع سَريع، سوينْغتَأَرْجُحتأرجُح، حَرَكَة نَشِطَه
houpačkahoupatkrouženíkývat seobrat
svingegyngegyngeturomsvingsving
balanci
keinuakeinuntaroikkuasvengataheilua
njihaljkanjihati
hintakilengéslendítlendületvételleng
ganga léttur í sporihangarólasnúast á hæli; snúasveifla
揺れ揺れる
흔들림흔들흔들 움직이다
dvivėrės duryseiti kaip sviestu pateptaįsivažiuotipačiame įkarštyjesiūravimas
līgošanāspārmaiņapavērsiensplīvošanasoļot
odvratotvoriť saprehodiť sišvihvýkyv
gugalnicanihativihtetivisetizavihteti se
gungasvänga
แกว่งการแกว่งไปมา
birden döndürmekdeğişimkaymaritmsalınarak yürümek
động tác đu đưađu đưa

swing

[swɪŋ] (swung (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (= movement) [of needle, pointer, boom] → movimiento m; [of pick, axe] → movimiento m (amplio); [of pendulum] → oscilación f, movimiento m (Boxing, Cricket, Golf) (= technique) → swing m
with a quick swing of his axe he felled the young treecon un amplio y rápido movimiento del hacha taló el arbolito
he was out on the course practising his swingestaba en el campo de golf practicando su swing
to take a swing at sb (with fist) → intentar darle un puñetazo a algn; (with weapon) → intentar darle un golpe a algn
the golfer took a swing at the ballel golfista intentó darle a la pelota
2. (= change) (in opinion) → cambio m; (in vote) → desplazamiento m
a sudden swing in opinionun cambio repentino de opinión
they need a swing of 5% to winnecesitan un desplazamiento de los votos de un 5% para ganar
the swings of the marketlas fluctuaciones del mercado
a swing to the leftun viraje or desplazamiento hacia la izquierda
3. (= rhythm) (in dance, etc) → ritmo m
to walk with a swing (in one's step)andar rítmicamente
music/poetry with a swing to it or that goes with a swingmúsica/poesía con ritmo or que tiene ritmo
to go with a swing [evening, party] → estar muy animado; [business] → ir a las mil maravillas
to be in full swing [party, election, campaign] → estar en pleno apogeo; [business] → estar en pleno desarrollo
to get into the swing of thingscoger el tranquillo a algo, captar el ritmo de las cosas (LAm)
4. (also swing music) → swing m, música f swing
5. (= scope, freedom)
he was given full swing to make decisionsle dieron carta blanca para que tomara decisiones
he gave his imagination full swingdio rienda suelta a su imaginación
6. (= garden swing) → columpio m
to have a swingcolumpiarse
it's swings and roundabouts; what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundaboutslo que se pierde aquí, se gana allá
B. VI
1. (= move to and fro) [hanging object, hammock] → balancearse; [pendulum, pointer] → oscilar; [person] (on swing, hammock) → columpiarse
it swings in the windse balancea al viento
he was sitting on the end of the table, his legs swingingestaba sentado en el borde de la mesa, columpiando las piernas
her handbag swung back and forth or to and fro as she walkedsu bolso se balanceaba (de un lado al otro) al andar
the pendulum swung back and forth or to and froel péndulo oscilaba or se movía de un lado para otro
a revolver swung from his beltun revólver colgaba de su cinturón
he was swinging from a trapezese columpiaba colgado de un trapecio
2. (= pivot) → girar
the door swings on its hingesla puerta gira sobre sus goznes
he was hit by the car door as it swung backla puerta del coche le golpeó al volver a cerrarse
to swing open/shutabrirse/cerrarse
the bar swung round and hit him in the jawla barra giró y le dio en la mandíbula
now the pendulum has swung back the other wayahora se ha dado la vuelta la tortilla
3.
to swing at sb (with one's fist)intentar dar un puñetazo a algn
he swung at me with an axeintentó darme (un golpe) con un hacha
he swung at the ballintentó dar a la pelota
4. (= turn)
the car swung into the squareel coche viró or dio un viraje y entró en la plaza
he swung out to overtakeviró or dio un viraje para adelantar
see also swing round
5. (= jump)
he swung across the river on a ropecruzó el río colgado de una cuerda
I swung down from my bunksalté de mi litera
the orang-utang swung from tree to treeel orangután se columpiaba de árbol en árbol
to swing into actionponerse en marcha
6. (= move rhythmically) a group of schoolchildren were swinging along up the roadun grupo de colegiales subían por la calle, andando al compás
as the military band went swinging along up the roada medida que la banda militar marchaba siguiendo el compás calle arriba ...
music that really swingsmúsica que tiene mucho ritmo
7. (= be hanged) he'll swing for itle colgarán por eso
8. (= change)
local opinion could swing against the companyla opinión local podría cambiar y ponerse en contra de la empresa
the balance of power is swinging away from himla balanza del poder se está inclinando hacia el lado contrario al suyo
the currency should swing back to its previous leveles de esperar que las divisas vuelvan a su nivel anterior
to swing to the left/rightdar un viraje hacia la izquierda or derecha
9. (Psych) [mood] → cambiar
his mood swings wildlyle cambia el humor de forma descontrolada
10. (= be lively) [entertainment, party] → ambientarse; [place] → tener ambiente
the party's beginning to swingla fiesta está empezando a ambientarse
11. (sexually) everyone seemed to be swinging in those daysen aquellos tiempos parecía que a todo el mundo le iba la marcha
to swing both waysser bisexual
C. VT
1. (= move to and fro) [+ bag, arms, legs] → columpiar, balancear
he was swinging his bag back and forth or to and frocolumpiaba or balanceaba la bolsa de un lado al otro
to swing one's hipsandar contoneándose
there isn't enough room in here to swing a cataquí no caben ni cuatro gatos
to swing the lead (o.f.) → hacerse el remolón
2. (= pivot) [+ door] he swung the door open/closedabrió/cerró la puerta de un golpe
3. (= move)
3.1. [+ weapon] → blandir
he swung his sword above his headblandió la espada por encima de la cabeza
he swung his axe at the treeblandió el hacha con intención de darle al árbol
he swung his racket at the ballintentó darle a la pelota con la raqueta
he swung his case down from the rackbajó su maleta de la rejilla portaequipajes con un rápido movimiento del brazo
Roy swung his legs off the couchRoy quitó rápidamente las piernas del sofá
he swung the box up onto the roof of the carcon un amplio movimiento de brazos, puso la caja en el techo del coche
he swung the case up onto his shoulderse echó la maleta a los hombros
3.2. (reflexive)
he swung himself across the streamcruzó el arroyo de un salto
to swing o.s. (up) into the saddlesubirse a la silla de montar de un salto
he swung himself over the wallsaltó la tapia apoyándose en un brazo
4. (= turn)
he swung the car off the roadviró con el coche y se salió de la carretera
5. (= influence) [+ opinion, decision, vote, voters] → decidir; [+ outcome] → determinar, decidir
his speech swung the decision against ussu discurso dio un giro a la decisión desfavorable para nosotros
the promised tax cuts could swing the vote in our favourlos recortes prometidos en los impuestos podrían hacer cambiar el voto a nuestro favor
she managed to swing it so that we could all goconsiguió arreglarlo para que todos pudiéramos ir
what swung it for me waslo que me decidió fue ...
it could swing the election his waypodría decidir el resultado de las elecciones a su favor
6. (Mus) [+ tune] → tocar con swing
D. CPD swing band N (Mus) → banda f de música swing
swing bin Ncubo m de la basura (con tapa oscilante)
swing bridge Npuente m giratorio
swing door Npuerta f de batiente, puerta f de vaivén
swing music Nmúsica f swing
swing round swing around
A. VI + ADV
1. (lit) [person] → girar sobre sus talones, girar en redondo; [car, plane, procession] → girar en redondo
2. (fig) [voters] → cambiar de opinión; [opinion] → cambiar
B. VT + ADV [+ object on rope etc] → hacer girar; [+ sword, axe] → blandir; [+ car, ship, procession, horse] → hacer girar en redondo
swing to VI + ADV [door] → cerrarse

swing

[ˈswɪŋ]
n
(in playground, garden)balançoire f
it's swings and roundabouts (British) (fig)ce que l'on gagne d'un côté, on le perd de l'autre
(= movement) [pendulum, pointer, rope, body] → balancement m
a swing of the hips → un déhanchement, un roulement de hanches
(GOLF)swing m
(= sudden change) [opinion] → basculement m; [mood] → saute f
There's been a swing in the public's opinion of the government → Il y a eu un basculement de l'opinion de public quant au gouvernement.
a swing to the left (politically)un basculement à gauche
(MUSIC) (= style of jazz) → swing m
(= rhythm) → rythme m
to be in full swing [party, campaign, event] → battre son plein
to get into the swing of things → se mettre dans le bain
to go with a swing (British) [party, evening] → être plein(e) d'animation
vb [swung] (pt, pp)
vt
(= move to and fro) [+ legs, arms, hammock, stick, umbrella] → balancer; [+ pendulum, pendant] → faire osciller
Sam was swinging his umbrella as he walked → Sam balançait son parapluie en marchant.
He sat there swinging his legs → Il était assis là, à balancer les jambes.
to swing one's hips → rouler des hanches
(= turn quickly)
She swung the car off the road → Elle braqua pour quitter la route.
vi
(= move to and fro) [legs, arms, hammock, pendant, pendulum] → se balancer
A bunch of keys swung from his belt → Un trousseau de clés se balançait à sa ceinture.
(= move in a curve) [road] → virer
The road swings south → La route vire vers le sud.
to swing open → s'ouvrir à la volée
The door swung open → La porte s'ouvrit à la volée.
(= try to hit) to swing at sb → porter un coup dans la direction de qn
(= change suddenly) [mood, opinion] → basculer
There's an election in two years' time and the voters could swing again → Il y a une élection dans deux ans et les électeurs pourraient basculer à nouveau.
(= have strong rhythm) [music] → swinguer
swing around
swing round
vt sep [+ chair] → faire tourner
to swing a car around → faire demi-tour
He swung the car round and drove off in the opposite direction → Il fit demi-tour et repartit dans la direction opposée.
vi [person] → faire volte-face; [vehicle] → faire demi-tour
The canoe swung round sharply → Le canoë fit brusquement demi-tour.swing bridge npont m tournantswing door n (British)porte f battante

swing

vb: pret, ptp <swung>
n
(= movement)Schwung m; (to and fro) → Schwingen nt; (of needle)Ausschlag m; (= distance)Ausschlag m, → Schwung (→ weite f) m; (Boxing etc: = blow) → Schwinger m; (Golf, Skiing etc) → Schwung m; (fig, Pol) → (Meinungs)umschwung m; to take a swing at somebodynach jdm schlagen; the golfer took a big swing at the ballder Golfer holte weit aus und schlug den Ball; my swing is too shortich hole nicht weit genug aus; a swing in opinionein Meinungsumschwung m
(= rhythm)Schwung m; (= kind of music, dance)Swing m; to walk with a swingschwungvoll gehen; to go with a swing (fig)ein voller Erfolg sein (inf); to be in full swingvoll im Gang sein; to get into the swing of something (of new job, married life etc)sich an etw (acc)gewöhnen; to get into the swing of things (inf)reinkommen (inf)
(= seat for swinging)Schaukel f; to give somebody a swingjdn anstoßen or anschubsen (inf); to have a swingschaukeln; what you win or gain on the swings (you lose on the roundabouts) (prov) → was man auf der einen Seite gewinnt, verliert man auf der anderen; it’s swings and roundabouts (Brit inf) → es ist gehupft wie gesprungen
(esp US: = scope, freedom) he gave his imagination full swinger ließ seiner Fantasie or Phantasie (dat)freien Lauf; he was given full swing to make decisionsman hat ihm bei allen Entscheidungen freie Hand gelassen
vt
objectschwingen; (to and fro) → hin und her schwingen; (on swing, hammock) → schaukeln; arms, legs (vigorously) → schwingen (mit); (= dangle)baumeln mit; propellereinen Schwung geben (+dat); to swing a childein Kind schaukeln; to swing one’s hipssich in den Hüften wiegen; to swing the lead (Brit inf) → sich drücken (inf) ? cat
(= move)schwingen; he swung his axe at the tree/at meer schwang die Axt gegen den Baum/gegen mich; he swung his racket at the baller holte mit dem Schläger aus; to swing a door open/shuteine Tür aufstoßen/zustoßen; he swung the case (up) onto his shoulderer schwang sich (dat)die Kiste auf die Schulter; he swung himself over the stream/wall/up into the saddleer schwang sich über den Bach/über die Mauer/in den Sattel
(= influence) election, decision, votersbeeinflussen; opinionumschlagen lassen; personumstimmen, herumkriegen (inf); his speech swung the decision in our favourseine Rede ließ die Entscheidung zu unseren Gunsten ausfallen; what swung it for me was the fact that … (inf)was dann letzten Endes den Ausschlag gegeben hat, war, dass …; to swing it (so that …) (inf)es so drehen or deichseln (inf)(, dass …); he managed to swing it in our favoures gelang ihm, es zu unseren Gunsten zu drehen; he managed to swing the deal (inf)er hat das Geschäft gemacht (inf)
(turn: also swing round) plane, carherumschwenken
vi
(object)schwingen; (to and fro) → (hin und her) schwingen; (= pivot)sich drehen; (on swing) → schaukeln; (arms, legs: = dangle) → baumeln; he was left swinging by his handser hing or (dangerously) → baumelte nur noch an den Händen; he swung at me with his axeer schwang die Axt gegen mich; the golfer swung at the ballder Golfer holte aus; to swing both ways (inf: = be bisexual) → beide Ufer kennen (inf)
(= move: into saddle, along rope etc) → sich schwingen; to swing from tree to treesich von Baum zu Baum schwingen; to swing openaufschwingen; to swing shutzuschlagen; to swing into actionin Aktion treten; the car swung into the squareder Wagen schwenkte auf den Platz ein; opinion/the party has swung to the rightdie Meinung/die Partei hat einen Rechtsschwenk gemacht
(music, tune)Schwung haben; the town/club began to swingin der Stadt/im Klub kam Stimmung auf (inf); London really swung in the sixtiesin den sechziger Jahren war in London schwer was los (inf)
(inf: = be hanged) he’ll swing for itdafür wird er baumeln (inf); I’ll swing for him (yet)ich bring ihn noch um (inf); he’s not worth swinging fores lohnt sich nicht, sich an ihm die Hände schmutzig zu machen (inf)

swing

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swingback
n (fig)Rückfall m (→ to in +acc), → Rückkehr f(to zu)
swingball
n (Brit) = tetherball
swing band
n (Mus) → Swingband f
swing-bin
nMülleimer mmit Schwingdeckel
swingboat
swing bridge
nDrehbrücke f
swing door
n (Brit) → Pendeltür f

swing

:
swing seat
swing shift
n (US Ind inf)
(= period)Spätschicht f
(= workers)Spätschicht f
swing vote
n (esp US Pol) → Stimmenanteil mder Wechselwähler
swing voter
n (esp US Pol) → Wechselwähler(in) m(f)
swing-wing
adj aircraftmit ausfahrbaren Tragflächenteilen

swing

[swɪŋ] (swung (vb: pt, pp))
1. n
a. (of pendulum, needle) → oscillazione f; (distance) → arco
to take a swing at sb → mollare un pugno a qn
b. (seat for swinging) → altalena
to have a swing → andare sull'altalena
it's swings and roundabouts (fig) → che ci vuoi fare, le cose a volte vanno bene, a volte vanno male
c. (Pol) (in attitudes, opinions, support) there was a swing towards/away from Labourc'è stato un aumento/una diminuzione di voti per i Laburisti
a sudden swing in public opinion → un improvviso cambiamento dell'opinione pubblica
a swing to the left → una svolta a sinistra
d. (Boxing, Golf) → swing m inv
e. (rhythm) → ritmo
to get into the swing of things → entrare nel pieno delle cose
to be in full swing → essere in pieno corso
the party went with a swing → la festa è stata una bomba
f. (also swing music) → swing m
2. vt
a. (pendulum) → far oscillare; (person on swing, in hammock) → dondolare, spingere; (arms, legs) → dondolare, ciondolare
to swing the door open → spalancare la porta
b. (wield, axe, sword) → brandire, roteare
he swung the case up onto his shoulder → si è messo la valigia sulla spalla
he swung himself over the wall → si è lanciato al di là del muro
she swung the car round → girò di colpo la macchina
c. (influence, opinion, decision) → influenzare
she managed to swing it so that we could all go (fam) → è riuscita a fare in modo che ci potessimo andare tutti
what swung it for me was ... → ciò che mi ha fatto decidere è stato...
3. vidondolare, oscillare; (on swing, hammock) → dondolarsi; (arms, legs) → ciondolare
to swing to and fro → dondolare avanti e indietro
the door swung open → la porta si spalancò
the door swung shut → la porta si chiuse sbattendo
he'll swing for it (fam) → lo impiccheranno
the road swings south → la strada prende la direzione sud
he swung round → si voltò bruscamente
the car swung into the square → la macchina svoltò bruscamente nella piazza
to swing to the right (fig) (Pol) → svoltare a destra
to swing into action → entrare in azione

swing

(swiŋ) past tense, past participle swung (swaŋ) verb
1. to (cause to) move or sway in a curve (from side to side or forwards and backwards) from a fixed point. You swing your arms when you walk; The children were swinging on a rope hanging from a tree; The door swung open; He swung the load on to his shoulder.
2. to walk with a stride. He swung along the road.
3. to turn suddenly. He swung round and stared at them; He is hoping to swing the voters in his favour.
noun
1. an act, period, or manner, of swinging. He was having a swing on the rope; Most golfers would like to improve their swing.
2. a swinging movement. the swing of the dancers' skirts.
3. a strong dancing rhythm. The music should be played with a swing.
4. a change in public opinion etc. a swing away from the government.
5. a seat for swinging, hung on ropes or chains from a supporting frame etc.
ˈswinging adjective
fashionable and exciting. the swinging city of London.
swing bridge
a type of bridge that swings open to let ships pass.
swing door
a door that swings open in both directions.
be in full swing
to be going ahead, or continuing, busily or vigorously. The work was in full swing.
get into the swing (of things)
to begin to fit into a routine etc.
go with a swing
(of an organized event etc) to proceed or go easily and successfully.

swing

تَأَرْجُح, يُرْجِحُ houpání, houpat (se) gynge, svinge Schaukel, schaukeln αιωρούμαι, κούνια columpiarse, columpio, oscilar keinua, keinunta balancer, balançoire njihaljka, njihati oscillare, oscillazione 揺れ, 揺れる 흔들림, 흔들흔들 움직이다 schommel, schommelen gynge, svinge kołysanie, zakołysać się balançar, balanço качание, качаться gunga, svänga แกว่ง, การแกว่งไปมา sallanma, sallanmak động tác đu đưa, đu đưa 摇摆
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The hall was empty, and they had a grand polka, for Laurie danced well, and taught her the German step, which delighted Jo, being full of swing and spring.
In my little way I must begin to learn some- thing, to give and swing and work with life, with the law.
He caught up his camera tripod which was near his cot, and made a swing with it at the creature that had flown into the tent through an opening it had made for itself.
Yonder red devil would draw you within swing of the tomahawks of his comrades, before you were heated in the chase.
Under the skilful blows of their axes, in a few moments the vast body of drift began to disintegrate, and then to swing round and move towards the old channel.
It was no less evidently proper that the door should swing open to admit her.
Steady, steady, my boy," he would say; "wait a bit, and we will have a good swing, and soon get the tickle out of your feet.
And by and by out we would swing again into the glare.
By the time Ben was fagged out, Tom had traded the next chance to Billy Fisher for a kite, in good repair; and when he played out, Johnny Miller bought in for a dead rat and a string to swing it with -- and so on, and so on, hour after hour.
He would whip her to make her scream, and whip her to make her hush; and not until overcome by fatigue, would he cease to swing the blood-clotted cowskin.
It was near: and as I had lifted no petition to Heaven to avert it- -as I had neither joined my hands, nor bent my knees, nor moved my lips--it came: in full heavy swing the torrent poured over me.
He's left th' gate at t' full swing, and Miss's pony has trodden dahn two rigs o' corn, and plottered through, raight o'er into t' meadow