Meaning of swing

Definition of swing

(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"
a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
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"
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"
hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"
be a social swinger; socialize a lot
engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends; "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"

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