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swing 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/swiNG/,
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swinging, present participle; swung, past tense; swung, past participle; swings, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while or as if suspended
    • - her long black skirt swung about her legs
    • - a priest began swinging a censer
    • - local girls with their castanets and their swinging hips
  2. Move or cause to move in alternate directions or in either direction on an axis
    • - a wooden gate swinging crazily on its hinges
    • - he swung the heavy iron door shut
  3. Turn (a ship or aircraft) to all compass points in succession, in order to test compass error

  4. Be executed by hanging
    • - now he was going to swing for it
  5. Move by grasping a support from below and leaping
    • - we swung across like two trapeze artists
    • - the Irishman swung himself into the saddle
  6. Move quickly around to the opposite direction
    • - Ronni had swung around to face him
  7. Move with a rhythmic swaying gait
    • - the riflemen swung along smartly
  8. Move or cause to move in a smooth, curving line
    • - he swung her bag up onto the rack
    • - the cab swung into the parking lot
  9. Bring down (something held) with a curving movement, typically in order to hit an object
    • - I swung the club and missed the ball
  10. Attempt to hit or punch, typically with a wide curving movement of the arm
    • - he swung at me with the tire iron
  11. Throw (a punch) with such a movement
    • - she swung a punch at him
  12. Shift or cause to shift from one opinion, mood, or state of affairs to another
    • - opinion swung in the chancellor's favor
    • - the failure to seek a peace could swing sentiment the other way
  13. Have a decisive influence on (something, esp. a vote or election)
    • - an attempt to swing the vote in their favor
  14. Succeed in bringing about
    • - with us backing you we might be able to swing something
  15. Play music with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm
    • - the band swung on
  16. (of music) Be played with such a rhythm

  17. (of an event, place, or way of life) Be lively, exciting, or fashionable

  18. Be promiscuous, typically by engaging in group sex or swapping sexual partners

Noun
  1. A seat suspended by ropes or chains, on which someone may sit and swing back and forth

  2. A spell of swinging on such an apparatus

  3. An act of swinging
    • - with the swing of her arm, the knife flashed through the air
  4. The manner in which a golf club or a bat is swung
    • - improve your golf swing
  5. The motion of swinging
    • - this short cut gave her hair new movement and swing
  6. A smooth flowing rhythm or action
    • - they came with a steady swing up the last reach
  7. A discernible change in opinion
    • - the South's swing to the right
  8. A style of jazz or dance music with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm

  9. The rhythmic feeling or drive of such music

  10. A swift tour involving a number of stops, esp. one undertaken as part of a political campaign


  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. move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
  3. mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
  4. move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
  5. a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
  6. change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
  7. Swing! is a musical conceived by Paul Kelly with music by various artists. It celebrates the music of the Swing era of jazz (1930s-1946), including many well-known tunes by artists like Duke Ellington, William "Count" Basie, Benny Goodman and others. ...
  8. Swing is an American romantic comedy film starring Constance Brenneman, Innis Casey, Tom Skerritt, Jacqueline Bisset, Jonathan Winters, Nell Carter, Dahlia Waingort, Adam Tomei, Barry Bostwick, Mindy Cohn and directed by Martin Guigui.
  9. The term swing is used in Australia in a different sense from that employed in Britain, where the term originated (see Swing (politics)). ...
  10. Swing is a Canadian néo-trad band of Franco-Ontarian origins. The two main members of Swing are Michel Bénac and Jean-Philippe Goulet.
  11. The swing is a type of hook, with the main difference being that in the swing the arm is usually more extended.
  12. Swing music, also known as swing jazz or simply swing, is a form of jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. ...
  13. (swinging) adj. - carrying a load of carcass beef.
  14. (Swinging) An exchange of partners, usually between two or more otherwise monogamous couples, which is generally structured to avoid the formation of emotional bonds.
  15. (Swinging) Another variant or modification to monogamy, involving sexual exploration in an environment structured to contain it without damage to an otherwise monogamous relationship. Like polyamory, it involves honesty and consent. ...
  16. (Swinging) a crew in perfect unison.
  17. (Swinging) chads are attached to the ballot at two corners.
  18. (Swinging) landing a bass by raising it into the boat or onto the bank with the rod; this practice is generally discouraged if the fish is allowed to fall to the deck of the boat or onto the bank since it could harm the fish and reduce its chances for survival once released
  19. (Swinging) this has nothing to do with taking your buddy's wife fly fishing. It's a relaxation technique that lets the current and the fish do the work; relaxation is usually achieved because the fish leave your fly alone
  20. Swinging relaxes the eyes and the body. Swaying from side to side is an automatic reaction when a person or animal wants to relax. People with vision issues tend to see things as stationary, or through tension make things stationary, which creates stress because life is energy in motion. ...
  21. (SWINGS) Determine the handing or swing of each door.
  22. (SWINGS) Most parrots love swings in their cages and/or as part of a hanging playgym. Generally speaking a parrot is more likely to spend time on a swing if it is the highest perch in the cage. ...
  23. (Swings) This section teaches you the foundation of all kettlebell lifts, the Swing. Steve shows you how to prepare the body for safe practice and more than a dozen variations to allow you to explore this powerful movement from every conceivable angle. ...
  24. (Swed) abbreviation of 'Swedish'
  25. (SWS) Stretch or shrink-wrapped skids—unitized freight on skids wrapped in plastic.