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Another word for swing

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Verb
  1. To move rhythmically back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above

      1. To swing back and forth or to and fro.
      2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
      3. To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
      1. To swing back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm.
      2. To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action; vacillate:
      3. To vary between alternate extremes, usually within a definable period of time.
  2. To fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below

      1. To bar for a period from a privilege, office, or position, usually as a punishment:
      2. To cause to stop for a period; interrupt:
      3. To hold in abeyance; defer:
      1. A weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a stone is whirled and then let fly.
      2. A slingshot.
      3. A band suspended from the neck to support an injured arm or hand.
      1. To fasten from above with no support from below; suspend:
      2. To suspend or fasten so as to allow free movement at or about the point of suspension:
      3. To execute by hanging:
      1. To rely, especially for support or maintenance:
      2. To place trust or confidence:
      3. To be determined, influenced, or contingent:
      1. To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro:
      2. To cause to hang loosely or swing:
      3. To offer as an inducement or an enticement:
    See also:

    hang

  3. To change the direction or course of

      1. To turn aside from a course or established direction; swerve:
      2. To deviate from a purpose, behavior, or previous pattern:
      3. To shift clockwise in direction, as from north to northeast. Used of the wind.
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class:
      2. To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
      3. To alter (position or place).
      1. A short rod or shaft on which a related part rotates or swings.
      2. A person or thing on which something depends; the central or crucial factor:
      3. The act of turning on a pivot.
      1. To turn aside from a course or direction:
      2. To distract:
      3. To entertain by distracting the attention from worrisome thoughts or cares; amuse.
      1. To turn aside from a course or way:
      2. To depart, as from a norm, purpose, or subject; differ or stray.
      3. To cause to turn aside or differ.
      1. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
      1. To turn away:
      2. To keep from happening; prevent:
    See also:

    change

  4. To turn or cause to turn in place, as on a hinge or fixed point, tracing an arclike path

      1. A solid disk or a rigid circular ring connected by spokes to a hub, designed to turn around an axle passed through the center.
      2. The steering device on a vehicle.
      3. A potter's wheel.
      1. A short rod or shaft on which a related part rotates or swings.
      2. A person or thing on which something depends; the central or crucial factor:
      3. The act of turning on a pivot.
    See also:

    move

  5. To change one's attitudes or policies, for example

      1. To move unsteadily back and forth:
      2. To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
      3. To exhibit irresolution or indecision; vacillate:
      1. To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
      2. To change between one state and another; fluctuate:
      3. To sway from one side to the other.
  6. To execute by suspending by the neck

    See also:

    help

  7. To bring about and carry to a successful conclusion

    See also:

    do

Noun
  1. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power

      1. To clean or clear, as of dirt, with a broom or brush:
      2. To clear away with a broom or brush:
      3. To clear (a path or space) with a broom or brush.
      1. A three-dimensional surface, all points of which are equidistant from a fixed point.
      2. A spherical object or figure.
      3. A celestial body, such as a planet or star.
      1. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
      2. The opportunity or possibility to function or be active:
      3. The extent of a given activity or subject that is involved, treated, or relevant:
      1. A community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom.
      2. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
      1. To stretch out or put forth (a body part); extend:
      2. To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending:
      3. To arrive at; attain:
      1. A number or grouping of things in the same category or within specified limits:
      2. An amount or extent of variation:
      3. The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing.
      1. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope.
      2. Range of vision:
      3. Range of understanding or experience.
      1. The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to their mutual gravitational attraction.
      2. One complete revolution of such a body.
      3. The path of a body in a field of force surrounding another body; for example, the movement of an atomic electron in relation to a nucleus.
      1. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      2. The degree to which a thing extends:
      3. An extensive space or area:
      1. The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
      2. The amount, degree, or range to which something extends or can extend:
      3. The act of straightening or extending a limb.
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. Sphere or scope, as of influence.
      2. An external boundary; a circuit.
    See also:

    territory

  2. The patterned, recurring alternation of contrasting elements, such as stressed and unstressed notes in music

      1. Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions:
      2. The patterned, recurring alternations of contrasting elements of sound or speech.
      3. The patterning of musical sound, as by differences in the timing, duration, or stress of consecutive notes.
      1. The measured arrangement of words in poetry, as by accentual rhythm, syllabic quantity, or the number of syllables in a line.
      2. A particular arrangement of words in poetry, such as iambic pentameter, determined by the kind and number of metrical units in a line.
      3. The rhythmic pattern of a stanza, determined by the kind and number of lines.
      1. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
      2. A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.
      3. A system of measurement, such as the metric system.
      1. Balanced, rhythmic flow, as of poetry or oratory.
      2. The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching.
      3. A falling inflection of the voice, as at the end of a sentence.
      1. To strike repeatedly.
      2. To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse; batter.
      3. To punish by hitting or whipping; flog.
    See also:

    repetition

Another word for swing

Noun
      1. Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions:
      2. The patterned, recurring alternations of contrasting elements of sound or speech.
      3. The patterning of musical sound, as by differences in the timing, duration, or stress of consecutive notes.
      1. To strike repeatedly.
      2. To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse; batter.
      3. To punish by hitting or whipping; flog.
      1. A cheerful or lively manner of speaking, in which the pitch of the voice varies pleasantly.
      2. A light, happy tune or song.
      3. A light or resilient manner of moving or walking.
      1. The action of oscillating.
      2. The state of being oscillated.
      3. A single oscillatory cycle.
      1. The act of vibrating.
      2. The condition of being vibrated.
      3. A rapid linear motion of a particle or of an elastic solid about an equilibrium position.
      1. The act or an instance of striking, as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool; a blow or impact.
      2. The striking of a bell or gong.
      3. The sound so produced.
      1. A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction.
      2. A wavering; unsteadiness.
      3. In medicine, a wave-like motion or undulation of a fluid in a natural or abnormal cavity (e.g. pus in an abscess), which is felt during palpation or percussion.
      1. A regular rising and falling or movement to alternating sides; movement in waves.
      2. A wavelike form, outline, or appearance.
      3. One of a series of waves or wavelike segments.
      1. The act or process of changing position or place.
      2. A meaningful or expressive change in the position of the body or a part of the body; a gesture.
      3. Active operation:
      1. To swing back and forth or to and fro.
      2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
      3. To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
    See also:

    wave

Verb
  1. To describe an arc

    See also:

    wave

    rock

  2. To cause to swing, sense 1

Synonym Study

  • Undulate implies a gentle wavelike motion or form undulating hills, grass undulating in the breeze
  • Vibrate suggests a rapid, regular, back-and-forth motion, as of a plucked, taut string, and is applied in physics to a similar movement of the particles of a fluid or elastic medium the table began to vibrate with the sound fluctuate implies continual, irregular alternating movements and is now most common in its extended sense fluctuating prices
  • To oscillate is to swing back and forth, within certain limits, in the manner of a pendulum
  • Sway describes the slow swinging motion of something flexible or self-balancing, whether attached or unattached, in yielding to pressure, weight, etc. branches swaying in the wind, a drunk swaying as he walked
  • Swing suggests the to-and-fro motion of something that is suspended, hinged, pivoted, etc. so that it is free to turn or swivel at the point or points of attachment a swinging door