- move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis；be executed by hanging
- a seat suspended by ropes or chains, on which someone may sit and swing back and forth.；a spell of swinging on a seat suspended by ropes or chains.
verb: swing, 3rd person present: swings, gerund or present participle: swinging, past tense: swung, past participle: swung
noun: swing, plural noun: swings
- 1. move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis her long black skirt swung about her legs a priest began swinging a censer 同義詞
- ▪ informal be executed by hanging now he was going to swing for it
- ▪ turn (a ship or aircraft) to all compass points in succession, in order to test compass error.
- 2. move by grasping a support from below and leaping we swung across like two trapeze artists the Irishman swung himself into the saddle
- ▪ move quickly around to the opposite direction Ronni had swung around to face him
- ▪ move with a rhythmic swaying gait the riflemen swung along smartly 同義詞
- 3. move or cause to move in a smooth, curving line the cab swung into the parking lot he swung her bag up onto the rack
- ▪ bring down (something held) with a curving movement, typically in order to hit an object I swung the club and missed the ball
- ▪ attempt to hit or punch, typically with a wide curving movement of the arm he swung at me with the tire iron
- ▪ throw (a punch) with a swinging movement she swung a punch at him
- 4. 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 同義詞
- ▪ have a decisive influence on (something, especially a vote or election) an attempt to swing the vote in their favor
- ▪ informal succeed in bringing about with us backing you we might be able to swing something 同義詞
- 5. play music with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm the band swung on
- ▪ (of music) be played with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm.
- 6. informal (of an event, place, or way of life) be lively, exciting, or fashionable.
- 7. informal engage in group sex or swap sexual partners within a group, especially on a habitual basis.
- 1. a seat suspended by ropes or chains, on which someone may sit and swing back and forth.
- ▪ a spell of swinging on a seat suspended by ropes or chains.
- 2. an act of swinging with the swing of her arm, the knife flashed through the air 同義詞
- ▪ the manner in which a golf club or a bat is swung improve your golf swing
- ▪ the motion of swinging this short cut gave her hair new movement and swing
- 3. a discernible change in opinion the South's swing to the right 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. a style of jazz or dance music with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm. 同義詞
- ▪ the rhythmic feeling or drive of swing music.
- 5. North American a swift tour involving a number of stops, especially one undertaken as part of a political campaign.
- 6. (in musical theater) an understudy, typically one who covers multiple roles in the chorus of a particular production.