Translation of "swing" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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swingverb

uk /swɪŋ/ us /swɪŋ/ swung, swung

swing verb (MOVE SIDEWAYS)

B2 [ I or T ] to move easily and without interruption backwards and forwards or from one side to the other, especially from a fixed point, or to cause something or someone to do this

擺動,搖擺,搖晃
He walked briskly along swinging his rolled-up umbrella. 他搖著收起的傘,步履輕快地走在路上。
The door swung open. 門開了。

[ I ] to change

改變,變化
His mood swings between elation and despair. 他情緒多變,一下子興高采烈,一下子又傷心絕望。

More examples

  • He rushed into the garden, leaving the gate swinging.
  • A shop sign was creaking as it swung in the wind.
  • Swing your legs over to this side of the bed.
  • Her earrings were swinging as she nodded her head.
  • He ran happily down the road, swinging his school bag as he went.

swing verb (BE EXCITING)

[ I ] informal to be exciting and enjoyable

令人興奮,歡快熱鬧
You need music to make a party swing. 要有音樂,晚會才會熱鬧。

swing verb (MUSIC)

[ I or T ] to play music in a strong, exciting style like jazz, or (of music) to be played in this way

(尤指爵士樂)有強烈節奏感;(樂手)演奏(尤指節奏感強烈的爵士樂)

swing verb (ARRANGE)

[ T ] informal to arrange for something to happen, by persuading people and often by acting slightly dishonestly

(常指透過稍有些不誠實的手段)設法辦成,安排
If you want an interview with Pedro, I could probably swing it (for you). 如果你想採訪佩德羅,也許我可以幫你安排。

swingnoun

uk /swɪŋ/ us /swɪŋ/

swing noun (SIDEWAYS MOVEMENT)

[ C ] a swinging movement

擺動,搖擺,搖晃,搖蕩

[ C ] an attempt to hit someone

(為打某人而)揮舞,揮動,揮拳
The drunk took a wild swing at Harry. 那個醉漢發狂似的揮拳向哈裡打去。

[ C ] a change

改變,變化
He experiences severe mood swings (= sudden changes from one extreme mood to another). 他的情緒波動很大。
The party only needs a five percent swing (= needs five percent of voters to change to supporting it) to win this election. 只要再有5%的選民轉而支援他們,民主黨就可以在選舉中獲勝。

More examples

  • She spends hours practising her golf swing.
  • The old lady took a swing at the man with her handbag.

swing noun (SEAT)

B2 [ C ] a seat joined by two ropes or chains to a metal bar or a tree, on which you can sit and move backwards and forwards

鞦韆

swing noun (BE EXCITING)

go with a swing UK informal

If an event, especially a party, goes with a swing, it is very exciting and successful.

(尤指聚會)氣氛熱烈,熱鬧非凡
The Festival always goes with a swing. 這個節日總是熱鬧非凡。

swing noun (MUSIC)

[ U ] a type of dance music that was popular in the 1930s and 40s

(流行於20世紀30和40年代的)搖擺樂

(Translation of “swing” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)