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 for To swing a door
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swing \Swing\, v. t.
     1. To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward
        and forward, or from one side to the other.
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              He swings his tail, and swiftly turns his round.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              They get on ropes, as you must have seen the
              children, and are swung by their men visitants.
                                                    --Spectator.
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     2. To give a circular movement to; to whirl; to brandish; as,
        to swing a sword; to swing a club; hence, colloquially, to
        manage; as, to swing a business.
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     3. (Mach.) To admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of
        shaping it; -- said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a
        pulley of 12 inches diameter.
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     To swing a door, gate, etc. (Carp.), to put it on hinges
        so that it can swing or turn.
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