swinge

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[ swinj ]
/ swɪndʒ /
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verb (used with object), swinged, swinge·ing. British Dialect.

to thrash; punish.

Nearby words

  1. swing voter,
  2. swing-wing,
  3. swingback,
  4. swingbeat,
  5. swingboat,
  6. swingeing,
  7. swingeingly,
  8. swinger,
  9. swinging,
  10. swinging door

Origin of swinge

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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 formsswing·er [swin-jer] /ˈswɪn dʒər/, noun

swinge

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[ swinj ]
/ swɪndʒ /

verb (used with object), swinged, swinge·ing.

to singe.

Origin of swinge

2
First recorded in 1580–90; obscurely akin to singe

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British Dictionary definitions for swinged

swinge

/ (swɪndʒ) /

verb swinges, swingeing, swinging or swinged

(tr) archaic to beat, flog, or punish

Word Origin for swinge

Old English swengan; related to Old Frisian swenga to drench, Gothic afswaggwjan to cause to sway; see swing

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