- free and uninhibited sexually: a swinging bachelor.
- exchanging spouses for sex: swinging married couples.
- the act or practice of being free and uninhibited sexually.
- the exchanging of spouses for sex.
OTHER WORDS FROM swingingswing·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use swinging in a sentence
These motion-sensor alarms are suitable for both inward- and outward-swinging doors.
If burnout was built into the job, he wanted at the very least “to go down swinging.”The Broken Front Line|by Ava Kofman, photography by Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks|April 7, 2021|ProPublica
In New York, the MTA cut service on two lines by 20% last spring, but the agency has avoided the swinging 40% to 50% service cuts it warned of in late 2020, thanks to federal relief funds.Can Public Transit Survive the Pandemic? London's New Transport Commissioner Wants You to Believe It Can|Ciara Nugent/London|April 2, 2021|Time
If a third cable were to break, it could send the platform holding up the dome swinging, or the whole structure could collapse.Arecibo Observatory, an ‘icon of Puerto Rican science,’ will be demolished|Lisa Grossman|November 19, 2020|Science News
The unit offers two wide swinging doors allowing for easy access to wider items.The best outdoor tool sheds for all of your storage needs|PopSci Commerce Team|October 14, 2020|Popular-Science
Is it any wonder that control of Congress is swinging back and forth like a tetherball?After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was, after all, the Swinging Sixties in London and the country had moved on.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Monday morning, Alison Lundergan Grimes came out swinging with an attack that Mitch McConnell opened himself up to last week.Hooray for Liberal Fear-Mongering!|Michael Tomasky|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Swinging high in the air, squeezing into a nook, or rolling down a hill might provide these sorts of sensory input.Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled|Elizabeth Picciuto|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Killing Kittens became a very acceptable, high-end, society party which had swinging at it.'Lord Fraud' Gets Out of Jail, Back Into Orgies|Tom Sykes|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pulling the horse on his haunches, and swinging him round at the same moment as if on a pivot, he made a bound to the left.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
"I thought we hit a man," said the engineer, swinging his lantern far out into the darkness.A Lost Hero|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
The car moved away, swinging to the right across the traffic stream and clearly heading for old Bond Street.
"Wait," said Chief Inspector Kerry, and went swinging in, carrying his overall and having the malacca cane tucked under his arm.
Along the corridor he went with a lithe, silent step, moving from the hips and swinging his shoulders.