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swagger

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishswaggerswag‧ger1 /ˈswæɡə $ -ər/ verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 WALKto walk proudly, swinging your shoulders in a way that shows you are very confident – used to show disapproval 🔊 He swaggered over towards me.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
swaggerYoung men modelled on a youthful Marlon Brando swaggering around their motorbikes.Ali swaggered arrogantly into the boxing ring, as if he had already won the fight.Sally's boyfriend came swaggering down the steps with his hands in his pockets.You swagger in here, into my lady's chamber, and shout allegations yet show no evidence.Malone swaggered menacingly up to me, coming in from the side.Ro likes to swagger out of a dark booth as soon as some one buys me a drink.She swaggered out of the door like a Mississippi gambler.And every so often a transvestite would swagger past, some more obvious than others.They hung around together in groups like adolescent boys anywhere, shy and giggling one minute, swaggering the next.
swaggerswagger2 noun [singular, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 WALKa way of walking, talking, or behaving that shows you are very confident – used to show disapproval 🔊 He walked in with a swagger.
Examples from the Corpus
swaggerA spark, a swagger, an aura of confidence.Bernard left the room with a swagger, clearly pleased with himself.Calman walked with a swagger, unusual for a lad of twelve years.But above all Fitzgerald envied Hemingway's vigorous worldliness, his swagger and adventurism.The drum-major was terrific, with his jaunty swagger, and the lads loved it.Karlson is full of swagger when it comes to talking about his team.None of the swagger this time.They ran government trading at Salomon Brothers during the 1980s and early 1990s, ruling with swagger, bravado and hubris.
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Verb table
swagger
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyswagger
he, she, itswaggers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyswaggered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave swaggered
he, she, ithas swaggered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad swaggered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill swagger
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have swaggered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam swaggering
he, she, itis swaggering
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you, we, theyare swaggering
Past
I, he, she, itwas swaggering
you, we, theywere swaggering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been swaggering
he, she, ithas been swaggering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been swaggering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be swaggering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been swaggering
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