Swing – meaning of the word and examples

To move easily and without interruption backwards and forwards or from one side to the other, especially from a fixed point, or to cause something or someone to do this. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To move an object or your fist in an attempt to hit something or someone. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To change. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Be executed by hanging. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Turn (a ship or aircraft) to all compass points in succession, in order to test compass error. (Oxford Dictionaries)

If something swings or if you swing it, it moves repeatedly backwards and forwards or from side to side from a fixed point. (Collins Dictionary)

If something swings in a particular direction or if you swing it in that direction, it moves in that direction with a smooth, curving movement. (Collins Dictionary)


Swing. Longman.


Soft swing infant chair



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