swinge

verb (1)
\ ˈswinj How to pronounce swinge (audio) \
swinged; swingeing

Definition of swinge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal

swinge

verb (2)
swinged; swingeing

Definition of swinge (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of swinge

Verb (1)

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1590, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swinge

Verb (1)

Middle English swengen to shake, from Old English swengan; akin to Old English swingan

Verb (2)

alteration of singe

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The first known use of swinge was in the 12th century

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“Swinge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swinge. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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