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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swing, v. t.
 1. To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other.
    He swings his tail, and swiftly turns his round.   --Dryden.
    They get on ropes, as you must have seen the children, and are swung by their men visitants.   --Spectator.
 2. To give a circular movement to; to whirl; to brandish; as, to swing a sword; to swing a club; hence, colloquially, to manage; as, to swing a business.
 3. Mach. To admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of shaping it; -- said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a pulley of 12 inches diameter.
 To swing a door, gate, etc. Carp., to put it on hinges so that it can swing or turn.