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  1. swing

    • IPA[swiNG]


    • v.
      move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis;be executed by hanging
    • n.
      a seat suspended by ropes or chains, on which someone may sit and swing back and forth.;a spell of swinging on a seat suspended by ropes or chains.
    • verb: swing, 3rd person present: swings, gerund or present participle: swinging, past tense: swung, past participle: swung

    • noun: swing, plural noun: swings

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    • 1. move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis her long black skirt swung about her legs a priest began swinging a censer 同義詞 sway, oscillate, move back and forth, move to and fro, wave, ... 更多
    • informal be executed by hanging now he was going to swing for it
    • turn (a ship or aircraft) to all compass points in succession, in order to test compass error.
    • 2. move by grasping a support from below and leaping we swung across like two trapeze artists the Irishman swung himself into the saddle
    • move quickly around to the opposite direction Ronni had swung around to face him
    • move with a rhythmic swaying gait the riflemen swung along smartly 同義詞 stride, march, sweep, stroll, informalsashay
    • 3. move or cause to move in a smooth, curving line the cab swung into the parking lot he swung her bag up onto the rack
    • bring down (something held) with a curving movement, typically in order to hit an object I swung the club and missed the ball
    • attempt to hit or punch, typically with a wide curving movement of the arm he swung at me with the tire iron
    • throw (a punch) with a swinging movement she swung a punch at him
    • 4. shift or cause to shift from one opinion, mood, or state of affairs to another opinion swung in the Chancellor's favor the failure to seek a peace could swing sentiment the other way 同義詞 change, fluctuate, oscillate, waver, alternate, ... 更多
    • have a decisive influence on (something, especially a vote or election) an attempt to swing the vote in their favor
    • informal succeed in bringing about with us backing you we might be able to swing something 同義詞 accomplish, achieve, obtain, acquire, get, ... 更多
    • 5. play music with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm the band swung on
    • (of music) be played with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm.
    • 6. informal (of an event, place, or way of life) be lively, exciting, or fashionable.
    • 7. informal engage in group sex or swap sexual partners within a group, especially on a habitual basis.