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tr.v. swinged, swinge·ing also swing·ing, swing·es Archaic
To punish with blows; thrash; beat.
[Middle English swengen, to shake, dash, from Old English swengan.]
swing′er (swĭn′jər) n.
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vb, swinges, swingeing, swinging or swinged
(tr) archaic to beat, flog, or punish
[Old English swengan; related to Old Frisian swenga to drench, Gothic afswaggwjan to cause to sway; see swing]
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v.t. swinged, swinge•ing.
Brit. Dial. to thrash; punish.
[1250–1300; Middle English swengen to shake, smite, Old English swengan]
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Past participle: swinged
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|Verb||1.||swinge - burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows"|
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