Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) swing (a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity) "the party went with a swing"; "it took time to get into the swing of things"
- S: (n) swing (mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth)
- S: (n) swing (a sweeping blow or stroke) "he took a wild swing at my head"
- S: (n) swing, swinging, vacillation (changing location by moving back and forth)
- S: (n) swing, swing music, jive (a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz)
- S: (n) lilt, swing (a jaunty rhythm in music)
- S: (n) golf stroke, golf shot, swing (the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it)
- S: (n) baseball swing, swing, cut (in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball) "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
- S: (n) swing (a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them)
- S: (v) swing (move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting) "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
- S: (v) swing, sway (move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner) "He swung back"
- S: (v) swing (change direction with a swinging motion; turn) "swing back"; "swing forward"
- S: (v) swing, swing over (influence decisively) "This action swung many votes over to his side"
- S: (v) swing, sweep, swing out (make a big sweeping gesture or movement)
- S: (v) dangle, swing, drop (hang freely) "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
- S: (v) swing (hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement) "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- S: (v) aim, take, train, take aim, direct (point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards) "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
- S: (v) position (cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation)
- S: (v) put, set, place, pose, position, lay (put into a certain place or abstract location) "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
- S: (v) move, displace (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense) "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
- derivationally related form
- sentence frame
- S: (v) swing (alternate dramatically between high and low values) "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
- S: (v) swing (live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style) "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
- S: (v) swing (have a certain musical rhythm) "The music has to swing"
- S: (v) swing, get around (be a social swinger; socialize a lot)
- S: (v) swing (play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm)
- S: (v) swing (engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends) "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"