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English definition of “swing by/past (somewhere)”

swing by/past (somewhere)

verb phrasal verb with swing  /swɪŋ/ ( past tense and past participle swung  /swʌŋ/) us  
to briefly go somewhere, esp. on your way to another place: I told Paul we’d swing by his place around 7:30. We can swing past the store on the way to the party.
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