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swing at sb

informal phrasal verb with swing
 
 
/swɪŋ/ verb ( past tense and past participle swung)
to try to hit someoneHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
Translations of “swing at sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 試圖打(某人)…
in Russian замахиваться на кого-либо…
in Turkish yumruk savurmak/sallamak/atmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 试图打(某人)…
in Polish zamierzać się na kogoś…
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