swing

phonetic symbol: / swɪ́ŋ / 

swing - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ changing location by moving back and forth
swinging , vacillation

[ noun ]
■ a square dance figure
■ a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them

[ noun ]
■ in baseball
■ a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
baseball swing , cut

[ noun ]
■ the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
golf shot , golf stroke

[ noun ]
■ a sweeping blow or stroke
e.g.)
・he took a wild swing at my head

[ noun ]
■ mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

[ noun ]
■ a jaunty rhythm in music
lilt

[ noun ]
■ a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s
■ flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
jive , swing music

[ noun ]
■ a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
e.g.)
・the party went with a swing
・it took time to get into the swing of things

[ verb ]
■ alternate dramatically between high and low values
e.g.)
・his mood swings
・the market is swinging up and down

[ verb ]
■ hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
e.g.)
・The soccer player began to swing at the referee

[ verb ]
■ engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
e.g.)
・There were many swinging couples in the 1960's

[ verb ]
■ make a big sweeping gesture or movement
sweep , swing out

[ verb ]
■ play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

[ verb ]
■ move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
sway

[ verb ]
■ change direction with a swinging motion
■ turn
e.g.)
・swing back
・swing forward

[ verb ]
■ move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
e.g.)
・swing a bat

[ verb ]
■ be a social swinger
■ socialize a lot
get around

[ verb ]
■ influence decisively
swing over

[ verb ]
■ live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
e.g.)
・The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely

[ verb ]
■ hang freely
dangle , drop

[ verb ]
■ have a certain musical rhythm
e.g.)
・The music has to swing

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