swing at (someone or something)


: to try to hit (someone or something) by moving something
She swung her purse at me.
She swung at the ball but missed.
He made a fist and swung at me for no reason.

Examples of swing at (someone or something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Explore art in Birmingham, enjoy carnival rides and live entertainment in Berkley, participate in health and wellness activities in southwest Detroit, take a swing at miniature golf in Bloomfield Hills, and bounce at an expansive outdoor bounce park in Troy. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 9 May 2024 Convocations and graduation celebrations were in full swing at the university, with the big commencement ceremony scheduled Friday. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 9 May 2024 Persistent roadblocks Auto companies like Tesla and General Motors have taken a swing at autonomous vehicles, yet the industry isn’t free of challenges. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 7 May 2024 Encampments remain in full swing at California campuses, including UC Irvine, Occidental College, Sacramento State, San Francisco State and others. Caroline Petrow-Cohen, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2024 Another speculated-upon move is that Byron Allen or another bidder might take a swing at acquiring BET, though one observer was skeptical that such a sale would have much impact on Paramount. Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 May 2024 Then, with the next two picks, take a swing at an edge rusher, a center or a cornerback, and fill the rest in from there. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 22 Apr. 2024 Swing Tuesdays feature music of blues and swing at 6:30 p.m., with a swing dance lesson. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Apr. 2024 The American duo waged a pulsating third round battle at the PGA Tour’s flagship tournament on Saturday, and had looked on course to head into the final round level at the top before reigning US Open champion Clark chunked his first swing at the penultimate 123-yard par-three hole. Jack Bantock, CNN, 16 Mar. 2024

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“Swing at (someone or something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swing%20at%20%28someone%20or%20something%29. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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