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swing /swiɳ/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự đua đưa, sự lúc lắc; độ đu đưa, độ lắc
- sự (đi) nhún nhảy
- to walk with a swing: đi nhún nhảy
- quá trình hoạt động; sự tự do hành động
- to give somebody full swing in some matter: cho ai được tự do hoạt động trong việc gì
- (âm nhạc) (như) swing music
- (thể dục,thể thao) cú đấm bạt, cú xuynh (quyền Anh)
- (thương nghiệp) sự lên xuống đều đều (giá cả)
- the swing of the pendulum
- (nghĩa bóng) khuynh hướng xen kẽ, khuynh hướng muốn để các đảng lần lượt lên nắm chính quyền
- nội động từ swung
- đu đưa, lúc lắc
- door swings to: cửa đu đưa rồi đóng lại
- đánh đu
- to swing into the saddle: đánh đu nhảy lên yên
- treo lủng lẳng
- lamp swings from the ceiling: đèn treo lủng lẳng trên trần nhà
- đi nhún nhảy
- to swing out of the room: đi nhún nhảy ra khỏi phòng
- ngoặt (xe, tàu...)
- to swing to starboard: (hàng hải) quay ngoặt sang bên phải
- ngoại động từ
- đu đưa, lúc lắc
- to swing one's feet: đu đưa hai chân
- to swing a child: đưa đẩy cái đu cho một đứa trẻ
- treo lủng lẳng, mắc
- to swing a lamp on the ceiling: treo lủng lẳng cái đèn lên trần nhà
- to swing a hammock: mắc cái võng
- vung vẩy; lắc
- to swing one's arms: vung tay
- to swing a club: vung gậy
- to swing a bell: lắc chuông
- quay ngoắt
- to swing a car round: lái ngoắt xe ô tô, quay ngoắt xe ô tô trở lại
- (âm nhạc) phổ thành nhạc xuynh
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) lái theo chiều lợi
- to swing the election: lái cuộc bầu cử theo chiều có lợi cho mình
- he will swing for it
- hắn sẽ bị treo cổ về tội đó
+a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
+mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
+a sweeping blow or stroke
+changing location by moving back and forth
+a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
+a jaunty rhythm in music
+the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
+in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
+a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
+move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
+move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
+change direction with a swinging motion; turn
+make a big sweeping gesture or movement
+hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
+alternate dramatically between high and low values
+live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
+have a certain musical rhythm
+be a social swinger; socialize a lot
+play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
+engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
Advanced English Dictionary
1 sway, move or go to and fro or back and forth or backwards and forwards, come and go, wave, fluctuate, flap, oscillate, vibrate, librate, waver, wobble, waggle, zigzag, wigwag, flourish:
The branches swung in the wind. They swung their arms in time to the music.
2 hang, dangle; be hanged, be suspended:
They watched the monkeys swinging from tree to tree. He will swing for his crime.
3 swinging, sway, swaying, toing and froing, coming and going, waving, fluctuation, fluctuating, flapping, flap, oscillation, oscillating, vibration, vibrating, libration, waver, wavering, wobble, wobbling, waggle, waggling, zigzag, zigzagging, wigwag, wigwagging, flourish, flourishing, stroke:
Catch the rope on its next swing. He was caught on the shoulder by a wild swing of the bat.
4 sweep, scope, range, trend, limit(s); change, switch, shift:
The swing of public opinion is unpredictable in these matters. There has been a small percentage swing to the Conservatives.
5 pace, routine, groove, pattern:
Don't you find it hard to get into the normal swing of things after a long holiday?
6 in full swing. in (full) operation, under way, in business, animated, lively, on the move, moving, going, Colloq on the hop, cooking:
The party was in full swing when we arrived.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
(swung, swung )
hang and move
1 to move backwards or forwards or from side to side while hanging from a fixed point; to make sth do this: [V] His arms swung as he walked. + A set of keys swung from her belt. + As he pushed her, she swung higher and higher (= while sitting on a swing). + [VN] He sat on the stool, swinging his legs.
2 [+adv./prep.] to move from one place to another by holding sth that is fixed and pulling yourself along, up, etc: [VN] He swung himself out of the car. + [V] The gunshot sent monkeys swinging away through the trees.
move in curve
3 [+adv./prep.] to move or make sth move with a wide curved movement: [V] A line of cars swung out of the palace gates. + [VN] He swung his legs over the side of the bed. + [V-ADJ, VN-ADJ] The door swung open. + She swung the door open.
4 [+adv./prep.] to turn or change direction suddenly; to make sth do this: [V] She swung back to face him. + The bus swung sharply to the left. + [VN] He swung the camera around to face the opposite direction.
try to hit
5 ~ (sth) (at sb/sth) to try to hit sb/sth: [V] She swung at me with the iron bar. + [VN] He swung another punch in my direction.
change opinion / mood
6 ~ (from A) (to B)
~ (between A and B) to change or make sb/sth change from one opinion, mood, etc. to another: [V] The state has swung from Republican to Democrat. + His emotions swung between fear and curiosity. + The game could swing either way (= either side could win it). + [VN] I managed to swing them round to my point of view.
do / get sth
7 (informal) to succeed in getting or achieving sth, sometimes in a slightly dishonest way: [VN] We're trying to swing it so that we can travel on the same flight. + [VNN] Is there any chance of you swinging us a couple of tickets?
8 [V] to have a strong rhythm
9 [V] (informal) if a party, etc. is swinging, there are a lot of people there having a good time
Idioms: swing the balance = tip the balance / scale at TIP v.
swing both ways (informal) to be BISEXUAL (= sexually attracted to both men and women)
swing into action to start doing sth quickly and with a lot of energy: The ambulance crew swung into action to resuscitate the patient. + The rescue operation swung into action immediately.
more at ROOM n.
Phrasal Verbs: swing by
swing by sth (AmE, informal) to visit a place or person for a short time DROP BY: I'll swing by your house on the way home from work.
1 [C] a swinging movement or rhythm: He took a wild swing at the ball. + the swing of her hips
of opinion / mood
2 [C] a change from one opinion or situation to another; the amount by which sth changes: He is liable to abrupt mood swings / swings of mood (= for example from being very happy to being very sad). + Voting showed a 10% swing to Labour. + There are indications of a swing towards nuclear power.
3 [C] a seat for swinging on, hung from above on ropes or chains: The kids were playing on the swings.
4 [sing.] the swinging movement you make with your arms and body when you hit the ball in the game of golf: I need to work on my swing.
5 [U] a type of jazz with a smooth rhythm, played especially by big dance bands in the 1930s
Idioms: get in / into the swing (of sth) (informal) to get used to an activity or a situation and become fully involved in it: I've only been here a week so I haven't got into the swing of things yet.
go with a swing (BrE)
1 (of a party or an activity) to be lively and enjoyable: She made the whole party go with a swing.
2 (of music) to have a strong rhythm
in full swing having reached a very lively level: When we arrived the party was already in full swing.
swings and roundabouts (BrE, informal) used to say that there are advantages and disadvantages whatever decision you make: If you earn more, you pay more in tax, so it's all swings and roundabouts. + What you gain on the swings you may lose on the roundabouts.
1 change in public opinion, sb's mood, etc.
big, dramatic, huge, sharp, violent
violent swings in policy
| modest, small | 10%, etc. | adverse, negative
The Conservatives suffered an adverse swing of 6%.
| sudden, wild
his sudden swings of mood
a late swing towards the Tories
| national | electoral | mood
She suffers from severe mood swings.
VERB + SWING
The party needs a swing of only 2.5% to win the seat.
This represents a swing of 14% towards Labour.
| suffer (from)
a dramatic swing against the socialists
| ~ away from
the swing away from science in the sixth form
| ~ from, ~ in
a sharp swing in the attitudes of many economists
| ~ to/towards/in favour of
signs of a late swing to the Democrats
2 swinging movement
wild | backward, forward | golf | practice
VERB + SWING
do, make, take
the technique for making the perfect golf swing
| change | practise
golfers practising their swings
He took a wild swing at the ball.
3 swinging seat
VERB + SWING
Some kids were playing on the swings.
on a/the ~verb
1 move backwards and forwards/from side to side
gently, slowly | violently, wildly
She lashed out, her arm swinging wildly.
| back and forth, backwards and forwards, from side to side, to and fro
The pendulum swung slowly backwards and forwards.
I could see him swinging from the branch of a large tree.
2 move smoothly
VERB + SWING
slowly | suddenly | sharply
The road swung sharply round.
| across, around/round, away, back, down, off, up
Hearing a sarcastic note in his voice, she swung around to face him.
VERB + SWING
She let the door swing shut behind her.
She swung down from the tree in one easy movement.
He swung up into the saddle and rode off.
Niccolo `swung towards her.
3 change quickly
rapidly | suddenly | wildly
The balance of power swung wildly from one party to the other.
Opinion swung heavily to the left.
Her mood could swing rapidly from gloom to exhilaration.
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