Translation of "swing" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /swɪŋ/ us /swɪŋ/ present participle swinging, past tense and past participle swung

to move smoothly backwards and forwards, or to make something do this

columpiar(se), mecer(se)
She swings her arms when she walks.
noun uk /swɪŋ/ us /swɪŋ/

a chair hanging on two ropes that children sit on and swing backwards and forwards


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


verb /swiŋ/ (past tense, past participle swung /swaŋ/)

to (cause to) move or sway in a curve (from side to side or forwards and backwards) from a fixed point

balancearse; girar, doblar
You swing your arms when you walk
The children were swinging on a rope hanging from a tree
The door swung open
He swung the load on to his shoulder.

to walk with a stride

caminar a zancadas, caminar a paso ligero
He swung along the road.

to turn suddenly

girar(se); cambiar
He swung round and stared at them
He is hoping to swing the voters in his favour.
swinging adjective

fashionable and exciting

moderno; con mucha marcha
the swinging city of London.
swing bridge noun

a type of bridge that swings open to let ships pass.

puente giratorio
swing door noun

a door that swings open in both directions.

puerta giratoria
be in full swing

to be going ahead, or continuing, busily or vigorously

estar en plena marcha/actividad
The party was in full swing.
get into the swing (of things)

to begin to fit into a routine etc

coger el ritmo/tranquillo
You’ll soon get into the swing of things.
go with a swing

(of an organized event etc) to proceed or go easily and successfully.

ir viento en popa, ir como una seda, ir sobre ruedas, salir a pedir de boca

(Translation of “swing” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)