Meaning of “swing by/past (somewhere)” in the English Dictionary


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swing by/past (somewhere)

phrasal verb with swing us /swɪŋ/ verb past tense and past participle swung /swʌŋ/

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.

(Definition of “swing by/past (somewhere)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)