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Synonyms for swing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swing(noun)

    a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

    "the party went with a swing"; "it took time to get into the swing of things"

    golf stroke, lilt, baseball swing, golf shot, jive, cut, vacillation, swing music, swinging

  2. swing(noun)

    mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

    golf stroke, lilt, baseball swing, golf shot, jive, cut, vacillation, swing music, swinging

  3. swing(noun)

    a sweeping blow or stroke

    "he took a wild swing at my head"

    golf stroke, lilt, baseball swing, golf shot, jive, cut, vacillation, swing music, swinging

  4. swing, swinging, vacillation(noun)

    changing location by moving back and forth

    hesitation, golf stroke, lilt, baseball swing, golf shot, wavering, jive, cut, vacillation, swing music, swinging

  5. swing, swing music, jive(noun)

    a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

    golf stroke, lilt, baseball swing, golf shot, jive, cut, vacillation, swing music, swinging

  6. lilt, swing(noun)

    a jaunty rhythm in music

    golf stroke, lilt, baseball swing, golf shot, jive, cut, vacillation, swing music, swinging

  7. golf stroke, golf shot, swing(noun)

    the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

    golf stroke, vacillation, baseball swing, jive, cut, swinging, lilt, swing music, golf shot

  8. baseball swing, swing, cut(noun)

    in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball

    "he took a vicious cut at the ball"

    jive, cold shoulder, slice, cutting, golf shot, slash, cut, gash, vacillation, cutting off, snub, excision, lilt, golf stroke, swinging, track, undercut, cut of meat, deletion, swing music, baseball swing, stinger

  9. swing(verb)

    a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them

    golf stroke, lilt, baseball swing, golf shot, jive, cut, vacillation, swing music, swinging

  10. swing(verb)

    move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting

    "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"

    drop, sway, get around, swing out, dangle, sweep, swing over

  11. swing, sway(verb)

    move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

    "He swung back"

    drop, sway, sweep, persuade, shake, rock, carry, dangle, swing out, swing over, get around

  12. swing(verb)

    change direction with a swinging motion; turn

    "swing back"; "swing forward"

    drop, sway, get around, swing out, dangle, sweep, swing over

  13. swing, swing over(verb)

    influence decisively

    "This action swung many votes over to his side"

    drop, sway, sweep, dangle, swing out, swing over, get around

  14. swing, sweep, swing out(verb)

    make a big sweeping gesture or movement

    dangle, sweep up, sail, tangle, sway, broom, brush, drop, get around, embroil, swing out, swing over, drag in, cross, sweep, span, drag, traverse

  15. dangle, swing, drop(verb)

    hang freely

    "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"

    unload, leave out, swing out, dribble, get around, send packing, drop off, dismiss, drop down, sink, drip, degenerate, deteriorate, overleap, strike down, throw, cast, fell, cut down, put down, neglect, devolve, sway, swing over, expend, sweep, send away, set down, flatten, shake off, throw off, throw away, dangle, drop, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, miss, pretermit, cast off, shed, omit

  16. swing(verb)

    hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

    "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"

    drop, sway, get around, swing out, dangle, sweep, swing over

  17. swing(verb)

    alternate dramatically between high and low values

    "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"

    drop, sway, get around, swing out, dangle, sweep, swing over

  18. swing(verb)

    live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style

    "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"

    drop, sway, get around, swing out, dangle, sweep, swing over

  19. swing(verb)

    have a certain musical rhythm

    "The music has to swing"

    drop, sway, get around, swing out, dangle, sweep, swing over

  20. swing, get around(verb)

    be a social swinger; socialize a lot

    drop, sway, get about, sweep, bypass, short-circuit, dangle, swing out, swing over, get out, break, go around, get around

  21. swing(verb)

    play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

    drop, sway, get around, swing out, dangle, sweep, swing over

  22. swing(verb)

    engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends

    "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"

    drop, sway, get around, swing out, dangle, sweep, swing over

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swing

    A thing is shaken which is subjected to short and abruptly checked movements, as forward and backward, up and down, from side to side, etc. A tree is "shaken with a mighty wind;" a man slowly shakes his head. A thing rocks that is sustained from below; it swings if suspended from above, as a pendulum, or pivoted at the side, as a crane or a bridge-draw; to oscillate is to swing with a smooth and regular returning motion; a vibrating motion may be tremulous or jarring. The pendulum of a clock may be said to swing, vibrate, or oscillate; a steel bridge vibrates under the passage of a heavy train; the term vibrate is also applied to molecular movements. Jolting is a lifting from and letting down suddenly upon an unyielding surface; as, a carriage jolts over a rough road. A jarring motion is abruptly and very rapidly repeated through an exceedingly limited space; the jolting of the carriage jars the windows. Rattling refers directly to the sound produced by shaking. To joggle is to shake slightly; as, a passing touch joggles the desk on which one is writing. A thing trembles that shakes perceptibly and with an appearance of uncertainty and instability, as a person under the influence of fear; a thing shivers when all its particles are stirred with a slight but pervading tremulous motion, as a human body under the influence of cold; shuddering is a more pronounced movement of a similar kind, in human beings often the effect of emotional or moral recoil; hence, the word is applied by extension to such feelings even when they have no such outward manifestation; as, one says, "I shudder at the thought." To quiver is to have slight and often spasmodic contractile motions, as the flesh under the surgeon's knife. Thrill is applied to a pervasive movement felt rather than seen; as, the nerves thrill with delight; quiver is similarly used, but suggests somewhat more of outward manifestation. To agitate in its literal use is nearly the same as to shake, tho we speak of the sea as agitated when we could not say it is shaken; the Latin agitate is preferred in scientific or technical use to the Saxon shake, and especially as applied to the action of mechanical contrivances; in the metaphorical use agitate is more transitory and superficial, shake more fundamental and enduring; a person's feelings are agitated by distressing news; his courage, his faith, his credit, or his testimony is shaken. Sway applies to the movement of a body suspended from above or not firmly sustained from below, and the motion of which is less pronounced than swinging, smoother than vibrating, and not necessarily constant as oscillating; as, the swaying of a reed in the wind. Sway used transitively especially applies to motions of grace or dignity; brandish denotes a threatening or hostile motion; a monarch sways the scepter; the ruffian brandishes a club. To reel or totter always implies liability to fall; reeling is more violent than swaying, tottering more irregular; a drunken man reels; we speak of the tottering step of age or infancy. An extended mass which seems to lack solidity or cohesion is said to quake; as, a quaking bog. Quaver is applied almost exclusively to tremulous sounds of the human voice. Flap, flutter, and fluctuate refer to wave-like movements, flap generally to such as produce a sharp sound; a cock flaps his wings; flutter applies to a less pronounced and more irregular motion; a captive bird or a feeble pulse flutters. Compare FLUCTUATE.

    agitate, brandish, flap, fluctuate, flutter, jar, joggle, jolt, jounce, oscillate, quake, quaver, quiver, reel, rock, shake, shiver, shudder, sway, thrill, totter, tremble, vibrate, wave, waver

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swing

    oscillate, dangle, wave, vibrate

    be stationary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swing(v. n.)

    oscillate, vibrate, wave, move to and fro, move backward and forward

  2. swing(v. n.)

    hang, dangle, hang loose

  3. swing(n.)

    oscillation, vibration, waving motion

  4. swing(n.)

    scope, range, play, margin, free play, full play, elbow room

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swing(n)

    swinging, free course, liberty, unrestraint, sweep

  2. swing(v)

    oscillate, vibrate, sway, brandish, flourish, wave

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "swing":

    oscillation, seesaw, wobble, swingarm, apogee, maneuvering

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How to use swing in a sentence?

  1. Pierre Lacey:

    He's going to walk a quarter mile from his house in a pair of shoes that's two sizes too small after he takes off his new pair of shoes - and this is a 17-year-old black kid with a brand new pair of Jordan's on. He's going to take those Jordan's off and just get rid of them and put on some shoes that's not his -- we don't know where he got them from, no laces in them -- and continue to walk down this dirt road late at night to swing set in the middle of the trailer park and hang himself, how can I believe that.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    The biggest trees look intimidating until you swing your axe.

  3. Anna Zielinski:

    The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

  4. Matt Smith:

    If you are a producer in Texas, you have to be happy with the fact that there is a swing supplier in the market that wants to keep prices supported.

  5. Anthony Scaramucci:

    I'm going to be on the street in swing states talking to suburban women about this person and the danger that this person presents to their children.

Translations for swing

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  • swaai, skoppelmaaiAfrikaans
  • تأرجحArabic
  • ཇིང་ཏ་ལིང་ཏTibetan Standard
  • engronsar, gronxador, balancejarCatalan, Valencian
  • houpačka, houpat seCzech
  • Schaukel, Hutsche, schaukeln, schwanken, baumeln, schwingenGerman
  • κουνώ, κούνια, σουίνγκ, κουνιέμαι, μεταστροφήGreek
  • svingomuziko, svingo, pendolilo, balanci, svingomuzikumiEsperanto
  • mecer, columpiar, columpio, balancear, oscilaciónSpanish
  • kiik, kiigedEstonian
  • تابPersian
  • tulos, kierre, swingi, heilauttaa, keinu, heilahdus, svengata, keinua, kiertyä, heiluttaa, väärentää, heilautus, swing, hoitaa, pyöräyttää, heilua, roikkua, heilahtaa, keinuttaaFinnish
  • swing, balancer, swinguer, balançoire, revirement, osciller, se balancer, balancementFrench
  • luascánIrish
  • झूलाHindi
  • leng, lóg, hinta, himbálózikHungarian
  • sveiflast, róla, sveifla, hangaIcelandic
  • altalena, oscillare, ondeggiare, altalenare, andare sull'altalenaItalian
  • ブランコ, 鞦韆, 揺さぶる, 揺れる, 振れるJapanese
  • 그네Korean
  • جۆلانه‌Kurdish
  • schaukelenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • suptisLithuanian
  • šūpolesLatvian
  • kautārere, tārere, kōpiupiuMāori
  • лулашка, нишалка, замав, лула, се лула, виси, ниша, свинг, се нишаMacedonian
  • huske, disse, gyngeNorwegian
  • schommelDutch
  • disse, gynge, huskeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • huśtawkaPolish
  • balanço, [[andar]] [[de]] [[baloiço]], balançarPortuguese
  • balansa, legănaRomanian
  • замах, взмах, свинг, качаться, размах, качели, раскачиватьсяRussian
  • ljuljaškaSerbo-Croatian
  • gunga, svingaSwedish
  • ఉయ్యాల, ఊయలTelugu
  • salıncakTurkish
  • pendülömVolapük

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