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Adjective: swinging  swing-ing
  1. Characterized by a buoyant rhythm
    "a swinging pace";
    - lilting, swingy, tripping
Noun: swinging  swing-ing
  1. Changing location by moving back and forth
    - swing, vacillation
Verb: swing (swung, also swang)  swing
  1. Move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
    "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
     
  2. Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
    "He swung back";
    - sway
     
  3. Change direction with a swinging motion; turn
    "swing back"; "swing forward"
     
  4. Influence decisively
    "This action swung many votes over to his side";
    - swing over
     
  5. Make a big sweeping gesture or movement
    - sweep, swing out
     
  6. Hang freely
    "the ornaments swung from the tree";
    - dangle, drop
     
  7. Hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
    "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
     
  8. Alternate dramatically between high and low values
    "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
     
  9. Live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
    "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
     
  10. Have a certain musical rhythm
    "The music has to swing"
     
  11. Be a social swinger; socialize a lot
    - get around
     
  12. (music) play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
     
  13. [vulgar] Engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
    "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"

Derived forms: swingings

See also: rhythmic, rhythmical

Type of: act upon, aim, be, change, direct, displace, go, handle, hang, influence, live, locomote, manage, motion, move, move back and forth, movement, play, socialise [Brit], socialize, take, take aim, train, travel, wield, work

Encyclopedia: Swinging

Swing, Swang, Swung