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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Swing  \Swing\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Swung};  Archaic  imp. 
  {Swang};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Swinging}.]  [OE.  swingen,  AS 
  swingan  to  scourge,  to  fly,  to  flutter;  akin  to  G.  schwingen 
  to  winnow,  to  swingle,  oscillate,  sich  schwingen  to  leap,  to 
  soar,  OHG.  swingan  to  throw,  to  scourge,  to  soar,  Sw  svinga 
  to  swing,  to  whirl,  Dan.  svinge.  Cf  {Swagger},  {Sway}, 
  {Swinge},  {Swink}.] 
  1.  To  move  to  and  fro,  as  a  body  suspended  in  the  air;  to 
  wave;  to  vibrate;  to  oscillate. 
  I  tried  if  a  pendulum  would  swing  faster,  or 
  continue  swinging  longer,  in  case  of  exsuction  of 
  the  air.  --Boyle. 
  2.  To  sway  or  move  from  one  side  or  direction  to  another;  as 
  the  door  swung  open 
  3.  To  use  a  swing;  as  a  boy  swings  for  exercise  or  pleasure. 
  See  {Swing},  n.,  3. 
  4.  (Naut.)  To  turn  round  by  action  of  wind  or  tide  when  at 
  anchor;  as  a  ship  swings  with  the  tide. 
  5.  To  be  hanged.  [Colloq.]  --D.  Webster. 
  {To  swing  round  the  circle},  to  make  a  complete  circuit. 
  He  had  swung  round  the  circle  of  theories  and 
  systems  in  which  his  age  abounded,  without  finding 
  relief.  --A.  V.  G. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  moving  to  and  fro  suspended  or  as  if  suspended  from  above; 
  "a  swinging  flower  basket"  [syn:  {swaying}] 
  2:  characterized  by  a  buoyant  rhythm;  "an  easy  lilting  stride"; 
  "the  flute  broke  into  a  light  lilting  air";  "a  swinging 
  pace";  "a  graceful  swingy  walk";  "a  tripping  singing 
  measure"  [syn:  {lilting},  {swingy},  {tripping}] 
  n  :  changing  location  by  moving  back  and  forth  [syn:  {swing}] 

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