Swing in a sentence

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Definition of Swing

  • 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; -- said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a pulley of 12 inches diameter.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
  • 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
  • a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
  • alternate dramatically between high and low values
  • 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
  • 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
  • be a social swinger; socialize a lot
  • influence decisively
  • live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
  • hang freely
  • have a certain musical rhythm

How to use swing in a sentence. Swing pronunciation.

The doors which had closed behind him might swing one way only!
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Nancy accepted a paper without thinking about it, and went through the swing doors held open for her by a stripling in buttons; she approached a young woman at the nearest counter, and in a low voice asked whether Miss. French was on the premises.
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The natural result of irritation and disenchantment on this ardent spirit was to swing it rapidly around to the opposite pole of opinion.
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When the half of its length was let down to the water after such a swing, there followed not the slightest suggestion of a splash.
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It did seem like a regular swing.
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Then he sat down, gave a push on the ground with his feet, and away he swung as nicely as though he was in a regular swing, made with a rope from the store.
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She, too, swayed to and fro in the grapevine swing, which was in a shady place in the woods.
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Then Trouble, who had seen what was going on, cried: "I want to swing, too!
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A CAKE With a crackle and a snap the grapevine swing sagged down on one side.
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Janet tried to hold Trouble in her arms, but he slipped from her lap, just as she slipped off the piece of carpet which Ted had folded for the seat of the swing.
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He had stopped crying, and Ted and Jan could see that he, too, had fallen on a pile of soft leaves near the swing, so he was only "jiggled up," as Jan called it.
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One side of the grapevine swing had torn loose from the tree, and thus it had come down with Jan and Trouble.
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Grandpa Martin laughed when he heard what had happened to the grapevine swing, and promised to make a real one of rope for the Curlytops.
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This he did a day or so afterward, so that Ted and Jan had a fine swing in their camp on Star Island, as well as one at Cherry Farm.
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Grandpa had it when he put up our real rope swing.
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For swings the ends of two withes of buffalo hide were secured to four trees or posts which formed the corners of a parallelogram.
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It was red and five-barred: it swung both ways on easy hinges; and it was possible, though forbidden, to swing backwards and forwards on it.
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She found herself in a dimly lighted hall, unguarded by a porter, and pushed open the first swing door.
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But, like all beliefs not genuinely held, this one depended very much upon the amount of acceptance it received from other people, and in private, when the pressure of public opinion was removed, Ralph let himself swing very rapidly away from his actual circumstances upon strange voyages which, indeed, he would have been ashamed to describe.
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But there was a tone in her voice, or a shade in her opinions, or a swing of her gloves which served to irritate Mary Datchet, whose manner became increasingly direct, abrupt, and even antagonistic.
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Examples of Swing

Example #1
He had voluntarily put himself in the power of a man whose fatal secret he knew.
Example #2
He had gained easy ingress to this place; but egress was a matter of some speculation.
Example #3
The shop, with its windows cunningly laid out to allure the female eye, spread a brilliant frontage between two much duller places of business; at the doorway stood a commissionaire, distributing some newly printed advertisements to the persons who entered, or who paused in passing.
Example #4
Summoning the first empty cab, she gave an address known to her only by hearsay, that of the South London Fashionable Dress Supply Association, and was driven thither in about a quarter of an hour.
Example #5
After all, Camors argued, his birth, his name, his family ties all pointed out his true course, which was to combat the cruel and despotic doctrines which he believed he detected under these democratic theories.
Example #6
It is enough that he was doubtful and discouraged, and made the error of holding the cause responsible for the violence of its lesser apostles, and that he adopted the fatal error, too common in France at that period, of confounding progress with discord, liberty with license, and revolution with terrorism!