swinge


1swinge

transitive verb \ˈswinj\
swingedswinge·ing

Definition of SWINGE

chiefly dialect
:  beat, scourge

Origin of SWINGE

Middle English swengen to shake, from Old English swengan; akin to Old English swingan
First Known Use: 12th century

2swinge

transitive verb
swingedswinge·ing

Definition of SWINGE

dial
:  singe, scorch

Origin of SWINGE

alteration of singe
First Known Use: 1590

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