There are 2 translations of swing in Spanish:

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Pronunciation: /swɪŋ/

vi (past & past p swung)

  • 1 1.1 (hang, dangle) balancearse; (on a swing) columpiarse or (RPl) hamacarse*; [pendulum] oscilar he swung by his hands from the parallel bars se balanceaba colgado de las paralelas the sign was swinging in the wind el letrero se balanceaba con el viento he swung around and around on the rope daba vueltas y más vueltas colgado de la cuerda 1.2 (convey oneself) the monkeys swung from tree to tree los monos saltaban de árbol en árbol colgados or (Col, Méx, Ven) guindados de las ramas ( or de las lianas etc) he swung across the river on a rope cruzó el río colgado or (Col, Méx, Ven) guindado de una cuerda she swung up into the saddle se montó en la silla de un salto
  • 2 2.1 (move on pivot) the door swung open/shut o to la puerta se abrió/se cerró the door was swinging in the wind la puerta se mecía con el viento 2.2 (turn) girar or doblar (describiendo una curva) the ball swung away la pelota salió desviada
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    • Before the ship puts to sea, it is swung through the complete circle from 0° to 360°.
    • The Compass Engineer will swing the ship through the major compass points and determine the deviation on each point.
    • Much importance is also attached to the swinging of ships in dock before going to sea.
  • 3 3.1 (shift, change) [opinion/mood] cambiar, oscilar his views swing from one extreme to another sus ideas pasan de un extremo a otro the country is swinging to the left el país está virando or dando un viraje hacia la izquierda 3.2 (of sexual behavior) [slang/argot] to swing both ways o either way [slang/argot] ser* bisexual, patear para los dos lados (RPl) [familiar/colloquial], hacerle* para los dos lados (Chi) [familiar/colloquial]
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    • It wasn't a hanging offence but he swung for it anyway.
    • Nobody should get away with planting a bomb in a public place without swinging for it.
    • He will swing for it next week, unless a petition for his life takes effect.
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    • I would like to get them to swing more often to impress my partner.
    • It doesn't mean your husband is bored with you but don't get too mad if he does swing with another partner at the club.
    • We know a few couples who swing regularly.
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    • As opinion has swung against them, so society's attitude to fatherhood has also begun to change.
    • But public opinion has swung against off-roading, and the police are now actively seeking solutions.
    • As a genius, his thoughts and opinions don't have to be consistent because they swing with whatever mood he happens to be in.
  • 4 4.1to swing into sth (start) the emergency plans swung into operation se pusieron en marcha los planes de emergencia a week of jazz swings into action on Sunday el domingo se da comienzo a una semana de jazz 4.2 (attempt to hit) to swing at sb/sth intentar pegarle or darle a algn/algo he swung at the ball, but missed it intentó pegarle or darle a la pelota pero no lo logró
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    • The leader swung at him, but Jack stepped around the punch and jammed the knife in the man's spine.
    • He ducked as she swung at him then lunged upward, throwing a hard punch at her jaw.
    • She grumbled, swinging at him, knowing well that he would catch her punch before it even came close to landing.
  • 5 (be lively, up to date) [colloquial/familiar] [club/atmosphere] tener* swing [familiar/colloquial]; [party] estar* muy animado
  • 6 (be hanged) [colloquial/familiar] he deserves to swing se merece que lo cuelguen or lo linchen
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    • Even as late as 2000, he could probably have swung it.
    • At Manchester United, you had Monday morning and all day Thursday on academic things, so that's what swung it.
    • But the thing she believes really swung it was that her husband was foreign and not even European.
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    • Lam Morrisson & Band provided the live music and the place was really swinging.
    • The party was swinging all night long.
    • After all, this was the 60s and London was swinging.

vt (past & past p swung)

  • 1 (move to and fro) [arms/legs] balancear; [object on rope] hacer* oscilar swing your arms back and forth balanceen los brazos hacia atrás y hacia adelante she sat on the wall, swinging her legs estaba sentada en el muro balanceando las piernas to swing one's hips contonearse, contonear or menear las caderas
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    • The heavy black oak door swung to behind me with a muffled moan of protesting hinges.
    • I could see the shed in the distance, and I watched in horror as the door began to swing shut.
    • The litter was carried through the entrance, and the door was swung shut behind them.
  • 2 2.1 (move on pivot) he swung the door to with his foot cerró la puerta empujándola con el pie 2.2 (convey) he swung himself into the saddle se montó en la silla de un salto he swung his suitcase up onto the rack subío la maleta al portaequipaje de un envión 2.3 (wave, brandish) [club/hammer] blandir; [lasso] rebolear he swung the hammer at us nos amenazó con el martillo
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    • But then, instead of swinging the club back, simply bring it to the halfway position I've described.
    • In one fluid motion Carlotta swung the torch and clubbed Don Antonio as hard as she could over the head.
    • He first suggested he might skip the Masters in January, when his lower back caused problems swinging the club.
  • 3 3.1 (manage) [colloquial/familiar] arreglar if you want that job, I think I can swing it si quieres ese puesto, creo que puedo arreglarlo he managed to swing it so that we didn't have to pay se las arregló para que no tuviéramos que pagar 3.2 (shift) this could swing the vote/election our way esto podría inclinar la votación/el resultado de la elección a nuestro favor he managed to swing public opinion behind him logró poner a la opinión pública de su lado

Phrasal verbs

swing around

(BrE also) swing round
v + adv 1.1 (change direction, turn) [vehicle] dar* un viraje, girar or virar (en redondo) she swung around to face me giró sobre sus talones para darme la cara the wind has swung around to the east el viento ha cambiado hacia el este 1.2 (change views) to swing around to sth dar* un giro or un viraje hacia algo 1.1v + o + adv 2.1 [car/boat] hacer* girar en redondo 2.2 (change) to swing sb's opinions around hacer* cambiar de opinión a algn we hope to swing them around to our point of view esperamos poder convencerlos de que tenemos razón

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There are 2 translations of swing in Spanish:

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n

  • 1 1.1 c u (movement) oscilación (f), vaivén (m) the swing of the pendulum la oscilación or el vaivén del péndulo
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    • Here, layers are added at the chin length to increase hair volume and give some swing.
    • A full skirt adds swing and style.
    • Until the 1920s, the most accurate timepieces depended on the regular swing of a pendulum.
    1.2 c (distance)arco que describe un objeto que oscila 1.3 c (blow, stroke) golpe (m); (in golf, boxing) swing (m) to take a swing at sb/sth intentar darle a algn/algo (con un palo, una raqueta etc)
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    • The researchers referred to timing as those forces that are applied to the golf club during the swing.
    • A proper stroke has been compared to the proper swing of a golf club.
    • In addition to the above, other factors need to be considered and corrected to improve your golf swing.
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    • There were some swings and some punches as well as a few cheap kicks.
    • She quickly turned back around and took a swing to punch me in the face but I jerked my head back so she could miss.
    • After that, I snapped back to reality and started dodging his punches and swings.
  • 2 c 2.1 (shift) cambio (m) a swing in public opinion un cambio or un viraje en la opinión pública another swing in fashions otro vaivén de la moda a swing back to traditional values una vuelta a los valores tradicionales the swings of the market [Fin] las fluctuaciones del mercado 2.2 [Pol] viraje (m) a swing to the Democrats of 4% un viraje del 4% en favor de los demócratas
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    • Minor parties tend not to be elected, and the constituency system exaggerates national swings in votes to produce a larger than proportional swing in the numbers of seats won or lost.
    • A swing of three million votes is gigantic in our society where party allegiances are formed in childhood and reinforced by an omnipresent media.
    • A swing of 100,000 votes in a over two decades is quite phenomenal, and it points to a future where Unionists can no longer demand that it is their way or the highway.
  • 3 3.1 u c (rhythm, vitality) there's no swing in their music su música no tiene swing there was a swing in her step andaba or caminaba con brío put the swing back into your life devuélvele la chispa or la marcha a tu vida to be in full swing estar* en pleno desarrollo the party was in full swing by the time we got there cuando llegamos la fiesta estaba ya muy animada exams are in full swing estamos ( or están etc) en plena época de exámenes to get into the swing of sth agarrarle el ritmo or (Esp) cogerle* el tranquillo a algo to go with a swing [business/conference] marchar sobre ruedas [party] estar* muy animado 3.2 u [Mus] swing (m)
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    • His choreography is full of intricate rhythms done with up-tempo swing and other driving jazz music forms.
    • It's certainly not easy for a jazz pianist famous for swing to turn over to bebop.
    • The band has a wide appeal, playing everything from small band swing to Dixieland jazz and 50s influenced rhythm and blues.
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    • On record, he is a master of filling spaces with innovative licks, whilst still leaving enough room for the music's swing and rhythm to ease the tunes along.
    • It is perhaps the busiest of the productions on the album working more of a swing into its rhythmic structure.
    • But it's the song's swing rather than its lyrics that keep it agitated.
  • 4 c [Leisure] columpio (m) or (RPl) hamaca (f) to have a swing columpiarse or (RPl) hamacarse* it's a question of swings and roundabouts, what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts (BrE) lo que se pierde en una cosa se gana en la otra
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    • The chains that had been holding the seat of the swing up were still sticking straight out.
    • An electricity company is warning children to stay away from its cables after workers found a rope swing attached to live wires.
    • All that's left are a couple of lengths of chain, swings long gone.
  • 5 u (scope, free play) to give sth full swing dar* rienda suelta a algo she gave her imagination full swing dio rienda suelta a su imaginación
  • 6 c (tour) [colloq & journ] gira (f) corta
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    • Also afterwards, President Bush opened a five-day campaign swing with a bus tour in Florida.
    • Cheney just finished a campaign swing through Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
    • Now his comments came ahead of a campaign swing by President Bush.

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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.