- 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.
Idioms about swing
Origin of swing1
synonym study for swing
OTHER WORDS FROM swingswing·a·ble, adjective
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How to use swing in a sentence
Music is a huge part of the tone of Black Dynamite overall—going back to the original 2009 movie on which the series is based.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Asian-Americans are a group of persuadable swing voters, growing faster than any other group in America today.
I gotta say—I think this past year was pretty bad for music.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What an amazing thing to be able to listen to any music you want, a whole world of bands.
Do you think that as we get older our thoughts shift to the more abstract, the music, than the definite, the lyrics?
Henry Rowley Bishop, a noted English music composer, died, aged 68.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
In Manila particularly, amidst the pealing of bells and strains of music, unfeigned enthusiasm and joy were everywhere evident.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
He takes a turn up and down the room, looks at the music, and if the piece interests him, he will call upon you.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
A child outside the temple of art hears its music before he sees its veiled beauties.Children's Ways|James Sully
Then, as he neared the room, a sound of music floated out to meet him— Tony was singing to his own accompaniment.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
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
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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