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swinge1

[swinj] /swɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), swinged, swingeing. British Dialect.
1.
to thrash; punish.
Origin of swinge1
1250-1300
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
swinger
[swin-jer] /ˈswɪn dʒər/ (Show IPA),
noun

swinge2

[swinj] /swɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), swinged, swingeing.
1.
to singe.
Origin
1580-90; obscurely akin to singe
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  • 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
  • "I ain't hurt, but I'm swinged like a fool miller moth in a lamp chimley," he complained.

  • I would spend myself a shilling to have him swinged well.Chat.

    Gammer Gurton's Needle Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  • 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
  • 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.'

  • Now will he be swinged for reading my letter,—an unmannerly slave, that will thrust himself into secrets!

    Two Gentlemen of Verona William Shakespeare
British Dictionary definitions for swinged

swinge

/swɪndʒ/
verb swinges, swingeing, swinging, swinged
1.
(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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