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parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: swings, swinging, swung
definition 1: to cause to move back and forth around a point or on an axis.
He swung the door open and closed.The old clock swung its pendulum back and forth.
similar words:
pivot, rock, spin, sway, swivel, whirl
definition 2: to cause to move in a wide motion.
He swung his leg over the fence.He swings his arms as he walks.
similar words:
move, sway
definition 3: to cause to move in an arc or circle.
She swung her bag at the robber.The player swung his bat at the pitch.
similar words:
heave, spin, whirl
definition 4: to move back and forth around a point or on an axis, while hanging or suspended.
The tire swing swung from the tree.
similar words:
dangle, hang, pivot, roll, sway, wheel
definition 5: to move back and forth while seated on a swing.
My friend and I like to swing on the playground.
similar words:
rock, sway
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of swinging.
We went for a swing on the playground.
definition 2: a swinging movement.
The batter took a swing at the pitch.
definition 3: a steady rhythm in music.
This song has a nice swing to it.
definition 4: a seat hung from ropes or chains on which one sits and moves back and forth for pleasure.
She went to the swings at the playground.
definition 5: shift; change.
The president experienced a swing in popularity.
derivation: swingable (adj.)
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