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