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swing

noun [C]
 
 
/swɪŋ/
a big and sudden change in a situation, price, opinion, etc.: Coffee futures once again staged a huge price swing with uncertainty over export controls.a swing into the red/black He also announced a swing into the black in the year to February.a swing towards/against sb/sth Evidence of the swing towards short-term temporary employment comes in a survey showing record demand for temporary staff.
in full swing happening at the highest level of activity: The report confirms that the economic recovery is in full swing.
→  See also swing voter
(Definition of swing noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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