The sheets swung on the clothesline.
The clock's pendulum stopped swinging.
She sat on the edge of the table, swinging her legs.
The monkeys were swinging from branch to branch high up in the trees.
I swung my suitcase into the backseat of the car.
She sat on the counter and swung her legs over to the other side.
She swung the door open.
Be careful how you swing that ax.
She swung the bat but missed the ball.
She swung her purse at me. Noun
One swing of the hammer was all it took to drive the nail through the board.
the swing of a pendulum
upward swings in the stock market
The kids were playing on the swings.
We sat on the porch swing and watched the neighbors. See More
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López Obrador has sought to swing his sizable following and political machine behind Sheinbaum in the primary, González said, because the ex-mayor doesn’t have a strong political base herself and is more likely than other candidates to maintain his programs.—David Agren, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 Chesebro was the original mastermind behind the plan to use slates of fake electors to swing the election for Trump.—Tori Otten, The New Republic, 6 Sep. 2023 Our game today was aggressive, trying to swing at first-pitch strikes.—Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 3 Sep. 2023 Michael, 5 and from Chicago, took the first turn and pretty much immediately challenged Donna over who was going to swing the highest.—Michelle L. Quinn, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2023 Teams also use this deadline to swing trades, with the Dallas Cowboys' move to acquire quarterback Trey Lance standing out among the several deals already completed.—Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023 He’s even started to swing from the right side, which was expected to be out of the question again this year.—Evan Grant, Dallas News, 27 Aug. 2023 There was at-bat Friday where [Justin Turner] made an out on two pitches and [then Yoshida] swung at the first pitch.—Julian McWilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2023 Then Reyes swung from his heels and caught the edge of the pitch and sent the ball blistering back over the netting behind home plate.—Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2023
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Pickleball is on fire in the South, so get your mom into the swing of things with this adorable pickleball set from Anthropologie.—Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 21 Sep. 2023 In contrast, Lisa Winton is still a traditional swing voter.—Ben Jacobs, The New Republic, 21 Sep. 2023 Other research groups have looked at ways to stabilize the evolving African bond market and help governments survive short-term shortfalls as well as boom-and-bust swings in commodity prices.—Patricia Cohen, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 In one picture, the Biebers even spent some time together on a swing set, with Justin was captured mid-swing with a giant grin.—Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 17 Sep. 2023 Now the slides, now climbing, now leaping from swings.—Ansel Elkins, The Atlantic, 17 Sep. 2023 It's long been a misnomer when independents are conflated with swing voters.—Anthony Salvanto, CBS News, 17 Sep. 2023 Every family who requests a crib also gets a baby swing and a lullaby CD.—Karen Cicero, Parents, 14 Sep. 2023 Retail sales, which are adjusted for seasonal swings but not inflation, rose 0.6% in August, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.—Bryan Mena, CNN, 14 Sep. 2023
There’s no time to make mid-swing decisions.—Dallas News, 10 Mar. 2022 The younger Yaz’s pre-swing bat waggle was the topic, hitting coach Justin Viele said.—Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2023 Lombardo, the sheriff in Las Vegas who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, is seeking to unseat first-term Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in November’s general election in the swing Western state.—Scott Sonner, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2022 But at the center of his issues was that Norby still had too much pre-swing movement.—Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 21 Sep. 2022 Our favorite feature, though, are its semi-swing doors.—Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 1 June 2022 Velasquez got Trevor Story on a check-swing third strike to end the inning, putting him in position to pick up the win.—Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 6 May 2022 The high-speed Ion3 camera captures club and ball launch data at the point of impact and also records an HD video of the club through the impact zone for post-swing analysis.—Shaun Tolson, Robb Report, 3 May 2022 Adell simplified his pre-swing approach by removing excess movement and shortened his path to the ball, resulting in better plate discipline and more consistent contact.—Mike Digiovannastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 See More
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Middle English, to beat, fling, hurl, rush, from Old English swingan to beat, fling oneself, rush; akin to Old High German swingan to fling, rush