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sway

verb (MOVE)    /sweɪ/
[I] to move slowly from side to side: The trees were swaying in the wind. The movement of the ship caused the mast to sway from side to side/backwards and forwards. A drunk was standing in the middle of the street, swaying uncertainly and trying hard to stay upright.Shaking, swinging and vibrating [T] to cause something to move or change: Recent developments have swayed the balance of power in the region.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequentlyGeneral words for movement
(Definition of sway verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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