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Swing your arms loosely at your sides.
The rope bridge was swinging in the breeze.
A restaurant sign swung to and fro in the wind.
As she shook her head, her earrings swung back and forth.
I swung the car into a side street.
She swung around and stared angrily at us.
The door swung shut with a loud bang.
He swung the bat wildly at the ball, missing it completely.
Mrs. Shaw swung at the youth with her umbrella.
She should be able to swing a significant number of women's votes.
My mother's moods swing from depression to elation.
Public opinion has begun to swing the other way (=away from what it was before).
This is the American English definition of swing. View British English definition of swing.
a sweet brown powder that tastes like chocolate and is made from the seeds of a Mediterranean tree
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