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[swinj] /swɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), swinged, swingeing. British Dialect.
to thrash; punish.
Origin of swinge1
1250-1300; Middle English swengen to shake, smite, Old English swengan, causative of swingan to swing, or denominative derivative of Old English sweng a blow
Related forms
[swin-jer] /ˈswɪn dʒər/ (Show IPA),


[swinj] /swɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), swinged, swingeing.
to singe.
First recorded in 1580-90; obscurely akin to singe Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I would spend myself a shilling to have him swinged well.Chat.

    Gammer Gurton's Needle Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  • True, sir; I was in love with my bed: I thank you, you swinged me for my love, which makes me the bolder to chide you for yours.

    Two Gentlemen of Verona William Shakespeare
  • Now will he be swinged for reading my letter,—an unmannerly slave, that will thrust himself into secrets!

    Two Gentlemen of Verona William Shakespeare
  • One whisk from the swinged tail of an avalanche would hurl us, like a fly, into the ruin of the gaping gorge.

  • As the swinged person approaches the swinger, he exclaims, Ei mi tu chal, 'I'll eat your kail.'

  • "I ain't hurt, but I'm swinged like a fool miller moth in a lamp chimley," he complained.

  • That lying cut is lost that she is not swinged and beaten, And yet for all my good name it were a small amends!

    Gammer Gurton's Needle Mr. S. Mr. of Art
British Dictionary definitions for swinged


verb swinges, swingeing, swinging, swinged
(transitive) (archaic) to beat, flog, or punish
Word Origin
Old English swengan; related to Old Frisian swenga to drench, Gothic afswaggwjan to cause to sway; see swing
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