1. A state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity (synset 114033417)
    "the party went with a swing"; "it took time to get into the swing of things"
  2. Mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth (synset 104378861)
  3. A sweeping blow or stroke (synset 101176150)
    "he took a wild swing at my head"
  4. Changing location by moving back and forth (synset 100328650)
  5. A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s;
    Flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz (synset 107080082)
  6. A jaunty rhythm in music (synset 104999186)
  7. The act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it (synset 100572646)
  8. In baseball;
    A batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball (synset 100572481)
    "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
  9. A square dance figure;
    A pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them (synset 100542215)
  1. Move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting (synset 202092012)
    "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
  2. Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner (synset 201881348)
    "He swung back"
  3. Change direction with a swinging motion;
    Turn (synset 201881613)
    "swing back"; "swing forward"
  4. Influence decisively (synset 202542904)
    "This action swung many votes over to his side"
  5. Make a big sweeping gesture or movement (synset 201596684)
  6. Hang freely (synset 202723347)
    "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
  7. Hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement (synset 201154506)
    "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
  8. Alternate dramatically between high and low values (synset 200558293)
    "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
  9. Live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style (synset 202621193)
    "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
  10. Have a certain musical rhythm (synset 202758152)
    "The music has to swing"
  11. Be a social swinger;
    Socialize a lot (synset 202394957)
  12. Play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm (synset 201729252)
  13. Engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends (synset 201430116)
    "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"

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