Adjective: swinging swing-ing
Noun: swinging swing-ing
- Characterized by a buoyant rhythm
"a swinging pace";
- lilting, swingy, tripping
Verb: swing (swung, also swang) swing
- Changing location by moving back and forth
- swing, vacillation
- 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";
- swing over
- Make a big sweeping gesture or movement
- sweep, swing out
- Hang freely
"the ornaments swung from the tree";
- dangle, drop
- 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
- get around
- (music) play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
- [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