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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swing v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swung Archaic imp. Swang p. pr. & vb. n. Swinging.]
 1. To move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.
    I tried if a pendulum would swing faster, or continue swinging longer, in case of exsuction of the air.   --Boyle.
 2. To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.
 3. To use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. See Swing, n., 3.
 4. Naut. To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide.
 5. To be hanged. [Colloq.]
 To swing round the circle, to make a complete circuit. [Colloq.]
    He had swung round the circle of theories and systems in which his age abounded, without finding relief.   --A. V. G. Allen.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : characterized by a buoyant rhythm; "an easy lilting stride";
            "the flute broke into a light lilting air"; "a swinging
            pace"; "a graceful swingy walk"; "a tripping singing
            measure" [syn: lilting, swingy, tripping]
      n : changing location by moving back and forth [syn: swing, vacillation]