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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.
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