Definition of SWING

to change one's course or direction <thinking that we were being followed, we abruptly swung to the left at the next intersection>
Related Words tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back
to change the course or direction of (something) <at the sound of gunfire, the cavalry officer swung his horse around and galloped rapidly back to the fort>
to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently <a man who's able to swing two full-time jobs>
Near Antonyms botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp
to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis <swung the bat and missed the ball> <don't let the wind swing that gate shut>
to place on an elevated point without support from below <beach towels swung up to dry on the lifeguard's high chair>
to have enough money for <I don't think that we can swing that hefty a mortgage>
Synonyms go, swing

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