- to be characterized by a modern, lively atmosphere: Las Vegas swings all year.
- to be stylish, trendy, hip, etc., especially in pursuing enjoyment.
- to engage uninhibitedly in sexual activity.
- (of married couples) to exchange partners for sexual activity.
- a work period coming between the regular day and night shifts.
- a change by a group of workers from working one shift to working another.
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synonym study for swing
OTHER WORDS FROM swingswing·a·ble, adjective
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How to use swing in a sentence
The trend is about the same in the swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin as nationally.
Here are the shifts in each major swing state — defined as the states with more than a 1 percent chance of being the Electoral College tipping point, per the FiveThirtyEight model.
This is the fourth in a series of articles examining the politics and demographics of 2020’s expected swing states.
Family members who offered me places to stay live in red or swing states where I’d dread walking into grocery stores packed with people proudly refusing to wear masks.
Today, the president has traveled to Kenosha, one of the swingiest cities in a swing state poised to decide his fate.
Asian-Americans are a group of persuadable swing voters, growing faster than any other group in America today.
Truth is, no one is sure how Cuba will play in the critical swing state of Florida in 2016.
Before Fidel, when segregation was in full swing, the Cuban apartheid meant many clubs and parks still refused black Cubans entry.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We arrived to the din of a party in full swing: a band, multiple kegs of beer, dancing, foosball, and mantle diving.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, he gives his very best effort and tries to win the World Series with a single swing of his bat.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those soaring columns held up the very sky, and their foundations made the earth itself swing true.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
While a one-step was in full swing some would-be wag suddenly turned off all the lights.Uncanny Tales|Various
And they have a free wild grace, a stride, a swing—it is wonderful to watch them go up these hills.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Could the bleating of the sheep swing in sweeter to the music of the valley as she is rocked to sleep?The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
She had to lie in bed all the time; for not long ago she had a bad fall from a swing, and hurt her spine.
British Dictionary definitions for swing
- a kind of popular dance music influenced by jazz, usually played by big bands and originating in the 1930s
- (as modifier)swing music
- a fluctuation, as in some business activity, voting pattern etc
- (as modifier) able to bring about a swing in a voting patternswing party
- (as modifier) having a mixed voting history, and thus becoming a target for political election campaignersa swing state
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Other Idioms and Phrases with swing
In addition to the idiom beginning with swing
- swing into action
- get into the swing of things
- in full swing
- not enough room to swing a car