- [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"
- [noun] mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
- [noun] a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
- [noun] changing location by moving back and forth
Synonyms: ing, vacillation
- [noun] a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
Synonyms: music, jive
- [noun] a jaunty rhythm in music
- [noun] the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
Synonyms: golf stroke, golf shot
- [noun] in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
Synonyms: baseball cut
- [noun] a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
- [verb] move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
- [verb] move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
- [verb] change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
- [verb] influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"
- [verb] make a big sweeping gesture or movement
Synonyms: sweep, out
- [verb] hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
Synonyms: dangle, drop
- [verb] hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
- [verb] alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
- [verb] live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
- [verb] have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"
- [verb] be a social swinger; socialize a lot
Synonyms: get around
- [verb] play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
- [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"
- wind up
fluctuate, vacillate, waver
slice, fade, slicing
hook, draw, hooking
approach, approach shot