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"
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- S: (n) blow (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon) "a blow on the head"
- S: (n) stroke (a single complete movement)
- S: (n) motion, movement, move, motility (a change of position that does not entail a change of location) "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
- S: (n) change (the action of changing something) "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
- S: (n) action (something done (usually as opposed to something said)) "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
- derivationally related form
- 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"
- 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"