swing

(redirected from swung)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • phrase

Synonyms for swing

turn

Synonyms

hit out

Synonyms

hang

Synonyms

swaying

Synonyms

change

in full swing

Synonyms

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

Synonyms

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

Synonyms for swing

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

Related Words

changing location by moving back and forth

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

Related Words

a jaunty rhythm in music

Synonyms

Related Words

in baseball

Related Words

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

Related Words

move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

change direction with a swinging motion

influence decisively

Synonyms

make a big sweeping gesture or movement

Related Words

hang freely

Synonyms

Related Words

hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

alternate dramatically between high and low values

live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style

Related Words

have a certain musical rhythm

Related Words

be a social swinger

Synonyms

Related Words

play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

Related Words

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

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
Moti Guj lapped his trunk round Deesa and swung him into the air twice.
He swung clear, looked round, shrugged his shoulders, and began to walk away, as one having business elsewhere.
Kala Nag had no tusks; the chain was the badge of his authority; but for all that, he swung wide of Moti Guj at the last minute, and tried to appear as if he had brought the chain out for amusement.
Caching the remainder of the deer's hind quarter in the crotch of a tree the ape-man wiped his greasy palms upon his naked thighs and swung off in pursuit of Numa.
Thus he stood for another long minute, and then with a sudden gesture he straightened his giant frame, threw back his mighty shoulders and, with fearless head held high, swung back the door and stepped across the threshold into the room which held for him the dearest memories and associations of his life.
Now he swung lightly to the lower terraces of the overarching trees when some subtle sense warned him that Numa lay upon a kill directly in his path, or again he sprang lightly to one side as Buto, the rhinoceros, lumbered toward him along the narrow, deep-worn trail, for the ape-man, ready to fight upon necessity's slightest pretext, avoided unnecessary quarrels.
While the mother-whale expressing her bereavement in terms of violence and destruction, was withdrawing the necessary distance for another charge, all hands of the Mary Turner gathered about the starboard boat swung outboard ready for lowering.
Ah Moy found need to get more food from the galley, when Daughtry, Kwaque, and Big John swung their weight on the falls, one at a time, and hoisted the port boat, one end at a time, over the rail and swung her out.
Little monkeys, chattering and scolding, swung through the swaying limbs above the black warriors.
Shortly after the blacks had departed, Tarzan swung easily to the trail.
The grass was short close to the road, and Levin, who had not done any mowing for a long while, and was disconcerted by the eyes fastened upon him, cut badly for the first moments, though he swung his scythe vigorously.
He felt as he swung his scythe that he was at the very end of his strength, and was making up his mind to ask Tit to stop.