Topic: OUTDOOR


swing

2 noun
     
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1

seat with ropes

[countable]DLO a seat hanging from ropes or chains, usually used by children play on by moving it forwards and backwards using their legs:
a porch swing
2

movement

[countable] a curved movement made with your arm, leg etc:
He took a swing at (=tried to hit) my head and missed.
the swing of her hips as she walked
3

change

[countable] a noticeable change in opinions or emotions
swing to/towards/between etc
a big swing towards right-wing ideology
She suffers from mood swings.
4

sports

[singular]DSG the movement you make when you hit the ball in golf, baseball, or some other sports:
I spent months correcting my swing.
5

music

[uncountable]APM a type of dance music played by a big band in the 1930s and 1940s that is similar to jazz
6

get into the swing of it/things

to become fully involved in an activity:
Once we got into the swing of it, it took no time at all.
7

be in full swing

if an event or process is in full swing, it has reached its highest level of activity:
By midnight the end-of-course party was in full swing.
8

go with a swing

British English if a party or activity goes with a swing, it is enjoyable and successful:
everything you need to make your party go with a swing
9

swings and roundabouts

British English used to say that two choices have an equal number of gains and losses, so there is little difference between them

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