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Spanish translation of “swing”

swing

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
(Definition of swing from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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