take a swing

Definition of take a swing

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

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

swing play
  1. : to cause to move vigorously through a wide arc or circle

  2. : to cause to sway to and fro

  3. : to cause to turn on an axis

  1. : an act or instance of swinging : swinging movement: such as

  2. : a stroke or blow delivered with a sweeping arm movement

  3. : a sweeping or rhythmic movement of the body or a bodily part

  1. : of or relating to musical swing

  2. : that may swing often decisively either way on an issue or in an election


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