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Definition of "swing" []

  • To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above. (verb-intransitive)
  • To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm: swung at the ball. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move laterally or in a curve: The car swung over to the curb. (verb-intransitive)
  • To turn in place on or as if on a hinge or pivot. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move along with an easy, swaying gait: swinging down the road. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "swing" in a sentence
  • "If your swing is the right to bear arms, or the woman's right to choose, do you think that the right to bear arms or Roe vs. Wade will really be repealed."
  • "Someone else pointed out that these national polls say very little about how a general election will turn out, particularly in the states we term swing states."
  • "As long as my swing is there, I know I'm going to get a hit somehow."