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swing British & World English

Move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis

swing English Thesaurus

the basket was swinging in the wind

swing set British & World English

A frame for children to play on, typically including one or more swings and a slide

mood swing British & World English

An abrupt and unaccountable change of mood

swing coat British & World English

A coat cut so as to swing when the wearer moves

swing door British & World English

A door that can be opened in either direction and is closed by a spring device when released

swing shift British & World English

A work shift from afternoon to late evening

swing state British & World English

A US state where the two major political parties have similar levels of support among voters, viewed as important in determining the overall result of a presidential election

swing vote British & World English

A vote that has a decisive influence on the result of a poll

swing-wing British & World English

An aircraft wing that can move from a right-angled to a swept-back position

swing state New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

US state where voters are liable to swing from one political party to another

swing-wing New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(of an aircraft) having a wing that can move from a right-angled to a swept-back position

swing bridge British & World English

A bridge over water that can be rotated horizontally to allow ships through

swing ticket British & World English

An information tag attached by a string to an article for sale

western swing British & World English

A style of country music influenced by jazz, popular in the 1930s

in full swing British & World English

At the height of activity

swing the lead British & World English

Shirk one’s duty; malinger

swing at in swing British & World English

Attempt to hit or punch, typically with a wide curving movement of the arm

go with a swing British & World English

(Of a party or other event) be lively and enjoyable

swing into action British & World English

Quickly begin acting or operating

no room to swing a cat British & World English

Used in reference to a very confined space

get into the swing of things British & World English

Become accustomed to (or return to) an activity or routine

swingby British & World English

A change in the flight path of a spacecraft using the gravitational pull of a celestial body

swingbin British & World English

A rubbish bin with a lid that swings shut after being pushed open

in full swing in swing British & World English

At the height of activity

swing the lead in swing British & World English

Shirk one’s duty; malinger

swingback British & World English

(Of a coat) cut to swing as the wearer moves

go with a swing in swing British & World English

(Of a party or other event) be lively and enjoyable

swing into action in swing British & World English

Quickly begin acting or operating

Goodman, Benny British & World English

(1909–86), American jazz clarinettist and bandleader; full name Benjamin David Goodman; known as the King of Swing. In 1934 he formed his own big band, which was the first to include both black and white musicians

no room to swing a cat in room British & World English

Used in reference to a very confined space

swing the lead in swing English Thesaurus

nearly a fifth of working time was wasted through workers swinging the lead

get into the swing of things in swing British & World English

Become accustomed to (or return to) an activity or routine

the King of Swing in Goodman, Benny British & World English

(1909–86), American jazz clarinettist and bandleader; full name Benjamin David Goodman; known as the King of Swing. In 1934 he formed his own big band, which was the first to include both black and white musicians

no or not room to swing a cat in room British & World English

Used in reference to a very confined space

get back into the swing of things in swing British & World English

Become accustomed to (or return to) an activity or routine