- 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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OTHER WORDS FROM swingswing·a·ble, adjective
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The trend is about the same in the swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin as nationally.SurveyMonkey poll: Suburbs and the safety wedge|Margaret Talev|September 17, 2020|Axios
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.Trump Has Lost His Edge In TV Advertising|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|September 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
This is the fourth in a series of articles examining the politics and demographics of 2020’s expected swing states.Why Pennsylvania Could Decide The 2020 Election|Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 15, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
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.In defense of California|James Temple|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Today, the president has traveled to Kenosha, one of the swingiest cities in a swing state poised to decide his fate.Our nation turns its lonely eyes to Kenosha|Ellen McGirt|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Asian-Americans are a group of persuadable swing voters, growing faster than any other group in America today.Asian-Americans Are The New Florida|Tim Mak|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Truth is, no one is sure how Cuba will play in the critical swing state of Florida in 2016.How Will Cuba Play In Peoria?|Eleanor Clift|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Word Origin for swing
Cultural definitions for swing
A kind of jazz generally played by a “Big Band” and characterized by a lively rhythm suitable for dancing. The bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller played swing.
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