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  Words related to swing

Related / Similar Words: swinging, vacillation, baseball swing, cut, golf stroke, golf shot, lilt, swing music, jive, sweep, swing out, sway, get around, swing over, dangle, drop

 

Definition:
  • changing location by moving back and forth;
  • a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them;
  • in baseball; a batter''s attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball";
  • the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it;
  • a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head";
  • mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth;
  • a jaunty rhythm in music;
  • a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz;
  • 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";
  • alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down";
  • hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee";
  • engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one''s friends; "There were many swinging couples in the 1960''s";
  • make a big sweeping gesture or movement;
  • play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm;
  • move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back";
  • change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward";
  • move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat";
  • be a social swinger; socialize a lot;
  • influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side";
  • live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely";
  • hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling";
  • have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing";

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    Hyponyms: downswing, slice, fade, slicing, hook, draw, hooking, drive, driving, explosion, putt, putting, approach, approach shot, sclaff, shank, teeoff, trapeze, fluctuate, vacillate, waver, weave, lash, oscillate, vibrate, brachiate, wind up, droop, loll

     

    Part Meronyms: square dance, square dancing, playground

     

    Derivational Morphology: fluctuate, vacillate, waver, dangle, drop, sway, sweep, swing out, lilt, jive, swinger, tramp, rock, careen, tilt, swinging, vacillation, golf stroke, golf shot, swing music

     

    Anagrams: wings

     

    Language Translations:
    Catalan: nedar   Chinese: 鞦韆 and 搖擺  
    Dutch: schommelen   Esperanto: balanco  
    Finnish: keinu   French: balançoire and balancer  
    German: Schaukel and schwingen   Greek: κούνια  
    Hungarian: hinta and lengeni   Icelandic: róla  
    Indonesian: ayun   Italian: altalena and dondolare  
    Japanese: 揺れる   Korean: 그네 and 흔들리다  
    Latin: cunae   Portuguese: balançar and balanço  
    Russian: качать   Spanish: columpio and oscilar  
    Swedish: gunga   Telugu: ఊగు  
     
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