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Synonyms for swing

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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Synonyms for swing

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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But these figures would suggest that some employees are swinging the lead.
Having to justify their absence on return to work will discourage some from swinging the lead.
The implication is that some staff are swinging the lead.
Now, unless I was out of the country when there was a flare-up of bubonic plague, this has to mean there are an awful lot of young people swinging the lead.
Some may actually be ill, others will have persuaded themselves they need a couple more days to recover from a genuine illness, even though they are really better - and some will just be swinging the lead under the catch-all condition of "stress", reports Ms Hobson, a partner at Reed Smith's Coventry office.
He insists: "Some people think I am swinging the lead, but that is not the case.
The PM said: "We ask people what's unfair about Britain, they will say what is unfair is I'm working hard, but there are people swinging the lead on welfare, who are not making the effort.
Borodude Front line services are stretched enough without people swinging the lead and abusing the system.
The McDermott camp suggested they were swinging the lead and requested the Boxing Board of Control to strip the Brummie champion of the title.
Surely, if a person's not swinging the lead, they have nothing to fear?
Work colleagues swinging the lead is one of the most de-motivating factors in the workplace, a Birmingham employment lawyer has claimed.
It was hard seeing Stephen suffer like that, especially as some people thought he was swinging the lead.