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A style of jazz or dance music with a flowing but vigorous rhythm
“From the States came rhythm and blues, hot on the heels of swing and jazz which had arrived some years earlier.”
An act of swinging
“Warm hands brushed my shoulders and I shrieked, lashing out with a violent swing of my arms.”
A discernible change in opinion, especially the amount by which votes or points scored change from one side to another
“The party is banking on a voter swing away from the government but having both candidates so close together makes vote management difficult in the four seat constituency.”
“There's been a swing towards plain food.”
“There was a sudden swing in her mood.”
Move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis
“I could see the shed in the distance, and I watched in horror as the door began to swing shut.”
Succeed in bringing about
“According to Associated Press voting data, Democrats could have added 13 seats by swinging 49,469 votes.”
Move with a rhythmic swaying gait
“If your gait swings so that your feet are pointed outward or inward, you may end up with the duck or the pigeon-toed walking styles.”
Shift or cause to shift from one opinion, mood, or state of affairs to another
“Yet journalists today, more than ever before, have the power to swing public opinion and thereby change the course of conflicts with their writing.”
To move in a sweeping curve
“This road swings off to the north.”
To hit out with a sweeping motion
“The two men were swinging wildly at each other.”
“She was swinging a bottle by its neck.”
“… a man who's able to swing two full-time jobs.”
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