swing - definición en el diccionario inglés americano - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “swing” en inglés

See all translations

swing

verb  us   /swɪŋ/ (past tense and past participle swung  /swʌŋ/ )

swing verb (MOVE SIDEWAYS)

[I/T] to move easily to one direction and then to the other from a fixed point, or to cause something to move this way: [I] He hung upside down and swung back and forth. [I] The heavy door swung open. [T] Campanella knew how to swing a bat. [T] He swung the car into the garage.

swing verb (CHANGE)

[I] to change from one condition or attitude to another: The company swung from record profits last year to huge losses this year.

swing verb (BE EXCITING)

[I] dated slang to be exciting, enjoyable, and active

swing verb (ARRANGE)

[T] infml to arrange to obtain or achieve something: The kids need new clothes, and I don’t see how I can swing it.

swing

noun  us   /swɪŋ/

swing noun (MUSIC)

[U] a form of jazz music that was popular esp. in the 1930s and 1940s

swing noun (CHANGE)

[C] a usually sudden change: He’s very creative but prone to mood swings.

swing noun (SIDEWAYS MOVEMENT)

[C] a swinging movement: Scott took a big swing at the ball and missed. [C] A swing is also an attempt to hit someone: This guy took a swing at me. [C] A swing is also a seat that moves backward and forward and hangs from ropes or chains. [C] A swing can also be a brief trip: Ed took a 10-day swing through France.
(Definition of swing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de swing
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “swing” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Palabra del día

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Aprende más 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Aprende más