a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
alternate dramatically between high and low values
in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
changing location by moving back and forth
a sweeping blow or stroke
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
live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
be a social swinger; socialize a lot
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
change direction with a swinging motion; turn
move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
make a big sweeping gesture or movement
play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
have a certain musical rhythm
To move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.
To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.
To use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. see swing, n., 3.
To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide.
To be hanged.
To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other.
To give a circular movement to; to whirl; to brandish; as, to swing a sword; to swing a club; hence, colloquially, to manage; as, to swing a business.
To admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of shaping it;
The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum.
Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men walk with a swing.
A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing; especially, an apparatus for recreation by swinging, commonly consisting of a rope, the two ends of which are attached overhead, as to the bough of a tree, a seat being placed in the loop at the bottom; also, any contrivance by which a similar motion is produced for amusement or exercise.
Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.
Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it.
Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.