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swung

 (swŭng)
v.
Past tense and past participle of swing.

swung

(swʌŋ)
vb
the past tense and past participle of swing

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]
Translations

swung

pret, ptp of swing
adj (Typ) swung dashTilde f
References in classic literature ?
The grass was short close to the road, and Levin, who had not done any mowing for a long while, and was disconcerted by the eyes fastened upon him, cut badly for the first moments, though he swung his scythe vigorously.
There had been other times, too, when Tublat had swung helplessly in midair, the noose tightening about his neck, death staring him in the face, and little Tarzan dancing upon a near-by limb, taunting him and making unseemly grimaces.
But my mother swung over the top of a thick limb, a dozen feet from the ground, and, still holding on to her, we perched there in safety.
At this instant, while Daggoo, on the summit of the head, was clearing the whip --which had somehow got foul of the great cutting tackles --a sharp cracking noise was heard; and to the unspeakable horror of all, one of the two enormous hooks suspending the head tore out, and with a vast vibration the enormous mass sideways swung, till the drunk ship reeled and shook as if smitten by an iceberg.
He tossed upon his bed of grasses, sleepless, for an hour and then he rose, noiseless as a wraith, and while the Waziri's back was turned, vaulted the boma wall in the face of the flaming eyes, swung silently into a great tree and was gone.
Permission was granted, and in answer of Deesa's shrill yell, the mighty tusker swung out of the shade of a clump of trees where he had been squirting dust over himself till his master should return.
Meantime, the crew driven from the forward part of the ship by the perilous seas that burstingly broke over its bows, stood in a line along the bulwarks in the waist; and the better to guard against the leaping waves, each man had slipped himself into a sort of bowline secured to the rail, in which he swung as in a loosened belt.
Very well, presently the gates swung open and out filed those women carrying their HUSBANDS on their shoulders.