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swing·ing

 (swĭng′ĭng) Slang
adj.
1. Spirited; up-to-date.
2. Attracting a lively, trendy crowd: a swinging nightclub.
3.
a. Sexually promiscuous.
b. Practicing exchange of partners, especially spouses, for sex.

swinging

(ˈswɪŋɪŋ)
adj
1. moving rhythmically to and fro
2. slang modern and lively
n
slang the practice of swapping sexual partners in a group, esp habitually
ˈswingingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swinging - changing location by moving back and forthswinging - 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"
Adj.1.swinging - characterized by a buoyant rhythmswinging - characterized by a buoyant rhythm; "an easy lilting stride"; "the flute broke into a light lilting air"; "a swinging pace"; "a graceful swingy walk"; "a tripping singing measure"
rhythmic, rhythmical - recurring with measured regularity; "the rhythmic chiming of church bells"- John Galsworthy; "rhythmical prose"

swinging

adjective (Old-fashioned informal) trendy, happening (informal), with it (informal), hip (slang), fashionable (Brit. informal), up-to-date, groovy (dated slang), up to the minute, in the swim (informal), full of go or pep (informal) The stuffy '50s gave way to the swinging '60s.
Translations
على الطّراز الحَديث السَّريع والمُثير
elegantnírušný
swinging
sem er í tísku og spennandi
canlıhayat dolu

swinging

[ˈswɪŋɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (lit) the rhythmic swinging motion of his axe against the woodel rítmico vaivén or balanceo de su hacha al golpear la madera
she walked along with a swinging gaitandaba con garbo
2. (o.f.) (= lively) [city, party] → con mucha marcha
swinging Londonel Londres marchoso or de la marcha
the Swinging Sixtieslos marchosos años sesenta
3. [music, rhythm] → con swing
B. Nvaivén m, oscilación f
C. CPD swinging door N (US) → puerta f de vaivén, puerta f de batiente

swinging

[ˈswɪŋɪŋ] adj
[music, rhythm] → swinguant(e)
(= trendy) [place, nightlife] → branché(e) swinging door n (US)porte f battanteSwinging Sixties npl
the Swinging Sixties → les swinging sixties fplswing vote n (mainly US)vote m décisifswing voter (US) nindécis(e) m/f

swinging

adj stepschwungvoll; movementschaukelnd; musicschwungvoll, swingend; (fig inf) personlocker (inf); swinging door (US) → Pendeltür f; swinging LondonSwinging London nt; London was a swinging place thenin London war damals wirklich was los (inf); the swinging sixtiesdie flotten sechziger Jahre, die „swinging sixties“ (sl)

swinging

[ˈswɪŋɪŋ] adj (step) → cadenzato/a, ritmico/a; (rhythm, music) → trascinante
swinging door (Am) → porta a vento

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.
References in classic literature ?
Now, Miss Jo, I'll settle you, and get in first," cried the young gentleman, swinging his mallet for another blow.
The sense of power that had come to him during the hour in the darkness in the alleyway remained with him and he talked boldly, swaggering along and swinging his arms about.
As she rode along slowly, her bare legs swinging against the pony's sides, she kept shouting back to me about how astonished everybody would be.
The leaves were unusually agitated; the dangerous rifle fell from its commanding elevation, and after a few moments of vain struggling, the form of the savage was seen swinging in the wind, while he still grasped a ragged and naked branch of the tree with hands clenched in desperation.
He was quite pale and agitated, although attempting, by a jaunty swinging of the switch he had just cut, to assume the appearance of ease and confidence.
In this state of mind I spent the long hours of bumping, swinging coach that carried me to the stopping place at which I was to be met by a vehicle from the house.
Moving on, I at last came to a dim sort of light not far from the docks, and heard a forlorn creaking in the air; and looking up, saw a swinging sign over the door with a white painting upon it, faintly representing a tall straight jet of misty spray, and these words underneath -- The Spouter-Inn: --Peter Coffin.
Almost in the same instant, with a thunder-boom, the enormous mass dropped into the sea, like Niagara's Table-Rock into the whirlpool; the suddenly relieved hull rolled away from it, to far down her glittering copper; and all caught their breath, as half swinging --now over the sailors' heads, and now over the water --Daggoo, through a thick mist of spray, was dimly beheld clinging to the pendulous tackles, while poor, buried-alive Tashtego was sinking utterly down to the bottom of the sea
There was accommodation for many horses and carriages; but I need only describe the stable into which I was taken; this was very roomy, with four good stalls; a large swinging window opened into the yard, which made it pleasant and airy.
They had done nothing to deserve it; and it was adding insult to injury, as the thing was done here, swinging them up in this cold-blooded, impersonal way, without a pretense of apology, without the homage of a tear.
It was now early spring, and the river was swollen and turbulent; great cakes of floating ice were swinging heavily to and fro in the turbid waters.
But the walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking exercise, as it is called, as the sick take medicine at stated hours--as the Swinging of dumb-bells or chairs; but is itself the enterprise and adventure of the day.