Synonyms for swing

Synonyms for (noun) swing

Synonyms: swinging, swing, vacillation

Definition: changing location by moving back and forth

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path

Synonyms: swing

Definition: a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them

Similar words: country dancing, country-dance, contra danse, contradance, contredanse

Definition: a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line

Synonyms: baseball swing, swing, cut

Definition: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball

Usage: he took a vicious cut at the ball

Similar words: stroke, shot

Definition: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

Usage: it took two strokes to get out of the bunker; a good shot requires good balance and tempo; he left me an almost impossible shot

Synonyms: swing, golf shot, golf stroke

Definition: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

Similar words: stroke, shot

Definition: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

Usage: it took two strokes to get out of the bunker; a good shot requires good balance and tempo; he left me an almost impossible shot

Synonyms: swing

Definition: a sweeping blow or stroke

Usage: he took a wild swing at my head

Similar words: blow

Definition: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

Usage: a blow on the head

Synonyms: swing

Definition: mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

Similar words: mechanical device

Definition: mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

Similar words: plaything, toy

Definition: an artifact designed to be played with

Synonyms: lilt, swing

Definition: a jaunty rhythm in music

Similar words: rhythmicity

Definition: the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music

Synonyms: swing, swing music, jive

Definition: a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

Similar words: jazz

Definition: a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

Synonyms: swing

Definition: a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

Usage: the party went with a swing; it took time to get into the swing of things

Similar words: action, activeness, activity

Definition: the state of being active

Usage: his sphere of activity; he is out of action

Synonyms for (verb) swing

Synonyms: swing

Definition: alternate dramatically between high and low values

Usage: his mood swings; the market is swinging up and down

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: swing

Definition: hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

Usage: The soccer player began to swing at the referee

Similar words: aim, direct, take, take aim, train

Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

Usage: 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

Synonyms: swing

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

Usage: There were many swinging couples in the 1960's

Similar words: fornicate

Definition: have sex without being married

Synonyms: sweep, swing, swing out

Definition: make a big sweeping gesture or movement

Similar words: handle, wield, manage

Definition: handle effectively

Usage: The burglar wielded an axe; The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

Synonyms: swing

Definition: play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

Similar words: play

Definition: play on an instrument

Usage: The band played all night long

Synonyms: sway, swing

Definition: move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

Usage: He swung back

Similar words: move back and forth

Definition: move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

Synonyms: swing

Definition: change direction with a swinging motion; turn

Usage: swing back; swing forward

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms: swing

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

Usage: He swung his left fist; swing a bat

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: swing, get around

Definition: be a social swinger; socialize a lot

Similar words: socialise, socialize

Definition: take part in social activities; interact with others

Usage: He never socializes with his colleagues; The old man hates to socialize

Synonyms: swing, swing over

Definition: influence decisively

Usage: This action swung many votes over to his side

Similar words: act upon, work, influence

Definition: have and exert influence or effect

Usage: The artist's work influenced the young painter; She worked on her friends to support the political candidate

Synonyms: swing

Definition: live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style

Usage: The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely

Similar words: live

Definition: lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

Usage: we had to live frugally after the war

Synonyms: dangle, drop, swing

Definition: hang freely

Usage: the ornaments dangled from the tree; The light dropped from the ceiling

Similar words: hang

Definition: be suspended or hanging

Usage: The flag hung on the wall

Synonyms: swing

Definition: have a certain musical rhythm

Usage: The music has to swing

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

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