from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
- intransitive verb To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm.
- intransitive verb To move laterally or in a curve.
- intransitive verb To turn in place on or as if on a hinge or pivot.
- intransitive verb To move along with an easy, swaying gait.
- intransitive verb To propel oneself from one place or position to another by grasping a fixed support.
- intransitive verb To ride on a swing.
- intransitive verb To shift from one attitude, interest, condition, or emotion to another; vacillate.
- intransitive verb Slang To be put to death by hanging.
- intransitive verb To have a subtle, intuitively felt rhythm or sense of rhythm.
- intransitive verb To play with a subtle, intuitively felt sense of rhythm.
- intransitive verb To be lively, trendy, and exciting.
- intransitive verb To engage in promiscuous sex.
- intransitive verb To exchange sex partners. Used especially of married couples.
- intransitive verb To have a sexual orientation.
- intransitive verb To cause to move back and forth, as on a swing.
- intransitive verb To cause to move in a broad arc or curve.
- intransitive verb To cause to move with a sweeping motion.
- intransitive verb To lift and convey with a sweeping motion.
- intransitive verb To suspend so as to sway or turn freely.
- intransitive verb To suspend on hinges.
- intransitive verb To cause to turn on hinges.
- intransitive verb To cause to shift from one attitude, position, opinion, or condition to another.
- intransitive verb To manage or arrange successfully.
- intransitive verb To bring around to the desired result.
- intransitive verb Music To play (music) with a subtle, intuitively felt sense of rhythm.
- noun The act or an instance of swinging; movement back and forth or in one particular direction.
- noun The sweep or scope of something that swings.
- noun A blow or stroke executed with a sweeping motion of the arm.
- noun The manner in which one swings something, such as a bat or golf club.
- noun A shift from one attitude, position, or condition to another.
- noun Freedom of action.
- noun A swaying, graceful motion.
- noun A sweep back and forth.
- noun A course or tour that returns to the starting point.
- noun A seat suspended from above, as by ropes, on which one can ride back and forth for recreation.
- noun The normal rhythm of life or pace of activities.
- noun A steady, vigorous rhythm or movement, as in verse.
- noun A regular movement up or down, as in stock prices.
- noun A type of popular dance music developed about 1935 and based on jazz but employing a larger band, less improvisation, and simpler harmonic and rhythmic patterns.
- noun A ballroom dance performed to this music.
- noun A subtle, intuitively felt rhythmic quality or sense of rhythm.
- adjective Music Relating to or performing swing.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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If your swing is the right to bear arms, or the woman's right to choose, do you think that the right to bear arms or Roe vs. Wade will really be repealed.
Someone else pointed out that these national polls say very little about how a general election will turn out, particularly in the states we term swing states.
As the Obama campaign looks at the polling, looks at the key battleground states across the country, they see one of their issues right now some would say is a weakness is what they call swing women voters.
As long as my swing is there, I know I'm going to get a hit somehow.
Missouri, as you all know, those of you who follow politics, is what they call a swing state.
The most simple kind of swing is formed by tying the two ends of a strong rope to the branches of two trees which may chance to be conveniently placed for the purpose, the rope having been previously passed through two holes in a piece of flat board, which serves for the seat.
Thus up, straight up, twelve inches, each foot must be raised every time and all the time, ere the forward swing from the knee could begin.
Conference of Catholic Bishops uses its power especially with conservative Democrats in swing congressional districts leftover
If all free market companies banded together they could fund a ton of campaigns in swing states and take out dozens of politicians.
"Climb out, dad," Liverpool commanded as he prepared to swing from the bank and enter the rapids.