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Meaning of swing

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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"
      2: mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone
         swinging back and forth
      3: a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
      4: changing location by moving back and forth [syn: {swing},
         {swinging}, {vacillation}]
      5: a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s;
         flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
         [syn: {swing}, {swing music}, {jive}]
      6: a jaunty rhythm in music [syn: {lilt}, {swing}]
      7: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually)
         hitting it [syn: {golf stroke}, {golf shot}, {swing}]
      8: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he
         took a vicious cut at the ball" [syn: {baseball swing},
         {swing}, {cut}]
      9: a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance
         around a point between them
      v 1: move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting;
           "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
      2: move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
         [syn: {swing}, {sway}]
      3: change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back";
         "swing forward"
      4: influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to
         his side" [syn: {swing}, {swing over}]
      5: make a big sweeping gesture or movement [syn: {swing},
         {sweep}, {swing out}]
      6: hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The
         light dropped from the ceiling" [syn: {dangle}, {swing},
      7: hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer
         player began to swing at the referee"
      8: alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood
         swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
      9: live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock
         generation attempted to swing freely"
      10: have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"
      11: be a social swinger; socialize a lot [syn: {swing}, {get
      12: play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
      13: engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or
          wife of one's friends; "There were many swinging couples in
          the 1960's"

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