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He spends hours practising his swing.
He suffers from severe mood swings.
There has been a significant 15 per cent swing to Labour.
a swing away from traditional ideas of family life
Do you want to have a go on the swing?
The President is making a five-day swing through the region.
I've been here a week, and I'm only just beginning to get into the swing of things.
The party went with a swing from the start.
tunes that go with a swing
The advertising campaign is already in full swing.
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Definition of swing from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.