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  • n  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
  • n  mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
  • n  a sweeping blow or stroke
    he took a wild swing at my head
  • n  changing location by moving back and forth
  • n  a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
  • n  a jaunty rhythm in music
  • n  the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
  • n  in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
  • n  a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
  • v  move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
    swing a bat
  • v  move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
  • v  change direction with a swinging motion; turn
    swing back
    swing forward
  • v  influence decisively
  • v  make a big sweeping gesture or movement
  • v  hang freely
  • v  hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
    The soccer player began to swing at the referee
  • v  alternate dramatically between high and low values
    his mood swings
    the market is swinging up and down
  • v  live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
    The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely
  • v  have a certain musical rhythm
    The music has to swing
  • v  be a social swinger; socialize a lot
  • v  play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
  • v  engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
    There were many swinging couples in the 1960's

  • Campaigns are hungry to win swing votes, but pinning them down isn't easy.
  • That produced more consistently straight shots than the old swing, in which Woods rolled his wrists earlier.
  • A new PTI poll shows John McCain and Sarah Palin are winning over the swing voters that both sides need in November.
News & Articles

  • Steve Luhm: JR Czech Swing is the best little race horse in Utah
    Steve Luhm: JR Czech Swing is the best little race horse in Utah by Steve Luhm The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 15, 2013 05:52PM MDT Training the best little race horse in Utah isn’t the same as training the best little race horse in, say, Kentucky. But Ron Moosman isn’t complaining. JR Czech Swing, a 2-year-old filly trained by Moosman, has won the first three starts of her career, including ...
    June 15, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune
  • Fowler still struggling to swing bat, sits Saturday
    Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler is still struggling to swing a bat after bruising his right knuckle when a pitch struck his hand on Thursday.
    June 15, 2013 - Major League Baseball
  • Take a Swing at These Sports Stocks
    Take a Swing at These Sports Stocks        
    June 14, 2013 - The Motley Fool
Quotes

  • Ernie Els in The Associated Press
    Just fighting my swing all day and I basically got fed up with it,Els said of the shot he hooked into the weeds on No.
  • Phil Mickelson in ESPN
    The gap wasn't huge, but it was big enough, you know, for a ball to fit through,Mickelson said to laughter. "I just felt like at that time, I needed to trust my swing and hit a shot, and it came off perfect."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Globe and Mail
    The White House is won in the swing states. And I am winning the swing states,Ms. Clinton told cheering supporters at a victory rally.

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