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English definition of “swing”

swing

noun (SIDEWAYS MOVEMENT)    /swɪŋ/
[C] a swinging movement Revolving, rotating and spinning [C] an attempt to hit someone: The drunk took a wild swing at Harry .Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain [C] a change : He experiences severe mood swings (= sudden changes from one extreme mood to another). The Democrats only need a five percent swing (= need five percent of voters to change to supporting them) to win this election .Change and changes
(Definition of swing noun (SIDEWAYS MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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