from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of swing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of swing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of swing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit and past participle of swing.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The word swung back and forth in my thoughts as I veered off to follow the least-used trails, sometimes just going through the woods.
In the Hampton Roads region Tuesday, Rep. Glenn Nye (D) swung from a 5-point win over an incumbent two years ago to an 11-point loss against auto dealer Scott Rigell (R).
In Rescue Dawn he swung from a helicopter – dangerous, yes, but insane?
A mean-looking submachinegun swung from a sling on his back.
For some reason or another, we have swung from the Bush doctrine of no accountability no matter how bad you have screwed up to pre-emptive firings.
I think that most of the voters that swung from the normal Democrat candidate did so for the simple purpose of preserving the power of the filibuster.
What actually happened, was that a key Senate race swung from the Democratic incumbent to the Republican challenger, when Saxby Chambliss attacked Max Cleland for obstruction.
With machine-like slowness a portion of the metal skin swung out and down to form a ramp.
The entire neighborhood looked like an armed camp that had already been vanquished by the enemy — rusted padlocks swung from a hundred doors, bedsheets were taped to windows, busted gates banged against brick walls.
As Kevin Hayden at The American Street notes, that wasn't Osama bin Laden that swung from the gallows last night in Baghdad.