swing

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
swing

Plural
swings

  1. (countable) A swing is a hanging seat found in a playground that children can sit on and swing on.
    The child was swinging on the swing at the playground.
  2. (uncountable) Swing is a style of dance.
  3. (uncountable) Swing is the genre of dance linked to the style of dance.

Verb[change]

Plain form
swing

Third-person singular
swings

Past tense
swang

Past participle
swung

Present participle
swinging

Plain form
swing

Third-person singular
swings

Past tense
swung

Past participle
swung

Present participle
swinging

  1. (intransitive) If someone or something swings, they move forward and backward.
    The plant swung in the breeze.
  2. (intransitive) If someone swings, he dances.
  3. (intransitive) If someone swings, they ride on a swingset.
  4. (intransitive) If someone swings, they hang from the gallows.
  5. (intransitive) If something swings, it changes quickly; it fluctuates.
  6. (transitive) If you swing, you move (an object) back and forward; you wave.