Definition of swinge in English:


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Pronunciation: /swɪn(d)ʒ

verb (swinges, swingeing, swinged)

[with object] literary
  • Strike hard; beat: did she not swinge the dragon of ripsnorting inflation?


Old English swengan 'shake, shatter, move violently', of Germanic origin.

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