swings 1 of 2

plural of swing


2 of 2


present tense third-person singular of swing
as in deviates
to change one's course or direction thinking that we were being followed, we abruptly swung to the left at the next intersection swing right at James St.

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as in turns
to change the course or direction of (something) at the sound of gunfire, the cavalry officer swung his horse around and galloped rapidly back to the fort

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as in rotates
to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis he swung the bat as hard as he could but he missed the ball don't let the wind swing that gate shut

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“Swings.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/swings. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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