Translation of swing in French:


Pronunciation: /swɪŋ/


  • 2 (in public opinion) revirement (m) (in de); (in prices, economy) fluctuation (f) (in de); (in mood) saute (f) (in de)

vt (prét, pp swung)

  • (to and fro) balancer to swing sb round and round faire tournoyer qn

vi (prét, pp swung)

  • 1 (to and fro) se balancer; [pendulum] osciller
  • 2to swing open s'ouvrir the car swung into the drive la voiture s'est engagée dans l'allée to swing around [person] se retourner (brusquement)
  • 3 (change) to swing from optimism to despair passer de l'optimisme au désespoir the party swung towards the left le parti a basculé vers la gauche


to get into the swing of things

se mettre dans le bain [fam]

to be in full swing

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