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turn

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hit out

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hang

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swaying

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change

in full swing

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to move rhythmically back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above

to fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below

to change the direction or course of

to turn or cause to turn in place, as on a hinge or fixed point, tracing an arclike path

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to change one's attitudes or policies, for example

to execute by suspending by the neck

to bring about and carry to a successful conclusion

an area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power

the patterned, recurring alternation of contrasting elements, such as stressed and unstressed notes in music

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a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

a sweeping blow or stroke

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changing location by moving back and forth

a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s

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a jaunty rhythm in music

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in baseball

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move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting

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move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

change direction with a swinging motion

influence decisively

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make a big sweeping gesture or movement

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hang freely

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hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

alternate dramatically between high and low values

live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style

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have a certain musical rhythm

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be a social swinger

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play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

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engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends

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As weekend revellers start getting into the swing of things the urban cityscape is all hustle and bustle.
I feel we are showing signs of gelling with some of our youngsters certainly getting into the swing of things.
RSPCA rescue pup Oscar is really getting into the swing of things on a day out with his owners.
The advancing age of most of the audience didn't stop the crowd thoroughly getting into the swing of things.
I'm all for getting into the swing of things, but this leotard with a touch of purple glitter and a silver neckline was a definite no, no.
Ben Thacker is looking forward to getting into the swing of things after winning a novel email competition set by Birmingham-based Stoford Developments.
The atmosphere is very laid-back and the locals - I always found them friendly with a command of the English language that would put some Scots to shame - waste no time getting into the swing of things.
That has its disadvantages because you think you're getting into the swing of things and then all of a sudden you're asked to go and do a job somewhere else.
The feast of our patrol saint may not be until Monday but several ministers are already getting into the swing of things in exotic locations around the world.
This is the little lad on the right and, as you can see, he was really getting into the swing of things.
If you've been putting off getting to grips with an important matter, the Sun/Pluto angle can see you getting into the swing of things and with a lot of drive.
Sadly, it was a show that seemed to be over just when he and the audience were getting into the swing of things.
DJ Frisky will be getting into the swing of things at 8pm followed by Stevo at 10pm.
I just felt I was getting into the swing of things and was really looking forward to the next Wales game.
Moving into a new job requires far more than just rolling up your sleeves and getting into the swing of things.