take a swing


: to try to hit something
Some drunk took a swing at me.
The batter took a swing at the first pitch.

Examples of take a swing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What better time for a young Black writer to square his shoulders and take a swing at the titans of 20th-century African American culture? Trey Graham, Washington Post, 9 July 2024 The Warriors could trade up in what is widely considered a weak draft but as of now, every team besides the Mavericks can take a swing before them. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 25 June 2024 Her roommate raced home and burst through the door ready to take a swing at anyone inside, only to find a hulking man in the living room who barely flinched. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 6 June 2024 For Live Music Society founder Pete Muller, the Music In Action grant is about giving people who love and know their business the ability to take a swing at something new and help build a more sustainable business for the long term. Taylor Mims, Billboard, 15 May 2024 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 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 Michael Dwyer/Associated Press Belichick still has an opportunity to take a swing, as 30-year-old tackle La’el Collins is now a free agent after getting released earlier this week. Nicole Yang, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2023 Eventually, the Aid Access providers fully expect Republicans to take a swing at their efforts. Caroline Kitchener, Anchorage Daily News, 20 July 2023

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“Take a swing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20swing. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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