Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun swing

9 senses of swing

Sense 1
swing -- (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")
       => action, activity, activeness -- (the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action")

Sense 2
swing -- (mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth)
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)
       => plaything, toy -- (an artifact designed to be played with)

Sense 3
swing -- (a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Sense 4
swing, swinging, vacillation -- (changing location by moving back and forth)
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Sense 5
swing, swing music, jive -- (a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz)
       => jazz -- (a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles)

Sense 6
lilt, swing -- (a jaunty rhythm in music)
       => rhythmicity -- (the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music)

Sense 7
golf stroke, golf shot, swing -- (the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it)
       => stroke, shot -- ((sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot")

Sense 8
baseball swing, swing, cut -- (in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball")
       => stroke, shot -- ((sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot")

Sense 9
swing -- (a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them)
       => country-dance, country dancing, contredanse, contra danse, contradance -- (a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb swing

13 senses of swing

Sense 1
swing -- (move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
swing, sway -- (move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back")
       => move back and forth -- (move in one direction and then into the opposite direction)

Sense 3
swing -- (change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 4
swing, swing over -- (influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side")
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

Sense 5
swing, sweep, swing out -- (make a big sweeping gesture or movement)
       => wield, handle, manage -- (handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well")

Sense 6
dangle, swing, drop -- (hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling")
       => hang -- (be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall")

Sense 7
swing -- (hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee")
       => aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent")

Sense 8
swing -- (alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 9
swing -- (live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely")
       => live -- (lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war")

Sense 10
swing -- (have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 11
swing, get around -- (be a social swinger; socialize a lot)
       => socialize, socialise -- (take part in social activities; interact with others; "He never socializes with his colleagues"; "The old man hates to socialize")

Sense 12
swing -- (play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm)
       => play -- (play on an instrument; "The band played all night long")

Sense 13
swing -- (engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends; "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's")
       => fornicate -- (have sex without being married)

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