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

  Swing \Swing\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swung; Archaic imp.
     Swang; p. pr. & vb. n. Swinging.] [OE. swingen, AS.
     swingan to scourge, to fly, to flutter; akin to G. schwingen
     to winnow, to swingle, oscillate, sich schwingen to leap, to
     soar, OHG. swingan to throw, to scourge, to soar, Sw. svinga
     to swing, to whirl, Dan. svinge. Cf. Swagger, Sway,
     Swinge, Swink.]
     1. To move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to
        wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.
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              I tried if a pendulum would swing faster, or
              continue swinging longer, in case of exsuction of
              the air.                              --Boyle.
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     2. To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as,
        the door swung open.
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     3. To use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure.
        See Swing, n., 3.
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     4. (Naut.) To turn round by action of wind or tide when at
        anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide.
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     5. To be hanged. [Colloq.] --D. Webster.
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     To swing round the circle, to make a complete circuit.
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              He had swung round the circle of theories and
              systems in which his age abounded, without finding
              relief.                               --A. V. G.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swing \Swing\, n.
     1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory
        motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as,
        the swing of a pendulum.
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     2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other;
        as, some men walk with a swing.
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     3. A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose,
        upon which anything may swing; especially, an apparatus
        for recreation by swinging, commonly consisting of a rope,
        the two ends of which are attached overhead, as to the
        bough of a tree, a seat being placed in the loop at the
        bottom; also, any contrivance by which a similar motion is
        produced for amusement or exercise.
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     4. Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.
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              The ram that batters down the wall,
              For the great swing and rudeness of his poise,
              They place before his hand that made the engine.
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     5. Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter
        of the largest object that can be turned in it.
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     6. Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.
        "Take thy swing." --Dryden.
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              To prevent anything which may prove an obstacle to
              the full swing of his genius.         --Burke.
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     Full swing. See under Full.
     Swing beam (Railway Mach.), a crosspiece sustaining the car
        body, and so suspended from the framing of a truck that it
        may have an independent lateral motion.
     Swing bridge, a form of drawbridge which swings
        horizontally, as on a vertical pivot.
     Swing plow, or Swing plough.
        (a) A plow without a fore wheel under the beam.
        (b) A reversible or sidehill plow.
     Swing wheel.
        (a) The scape-wheel in a clock, which drives the pendulum.
        (b) The balance of a watch.
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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.
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              They get on ropes, as you must have seen the
              children, and are swung by their men visitants.
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of
           an activity; "the party went with a swing"; "it took time
           to get into the swing of things"
      2: mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone
         swinging back and forth
      3: a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
      4: changing location by moving back and forth [syn: swing,
         swinging, vacillation]
      5: a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s;
         flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
         [syn: swing, swing music, jive]
      6: a jaunty rhythm in music [syn: lilt, swing]
      7: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually)
         hitting it [syn: golf stroke, golf shot, swing]
      8: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he
         took a vicious cut at the ball" [syn: baseball swing,
         swing, cut]
      9: a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance
         around a point between them
      v 1: move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting;
           "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
      2: move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
         [syn: swing, sway]
      3: change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back";
         "swing forward"
      4: influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to
         his side" [syn: swing, swing over]
      5: make a big sweeping gesture or movement [syn: swing,
         sweep, swing out]
      6: hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The
         light dropped from the ceiling" [syn: dangle, swing,
      7: hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer
         player began to swing at the referee"
      8: alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood
         swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
      9: live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock
         generation attempted to swing freely"
      10: have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"
      11: be a social swinger; socialize a lot [syn: swing, get
      12: play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
      13: engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or
          wife of one's friends; "There were many swinging couples in
          the 1960's"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  639 Moby Thesaurus words for "swing":
     Alexandrine, Ferris wheel, Long Melford, Zeitgeist, accent,
     accentuation, acid rock, act, acting, action, activism, activity,
     air space, alternate, amble, amphibrach, amphimacer, ample scope,
     anacrusis, anapest, animated, antispast, arsis, asking price,
     avant-garde jazz, avert, bacchius, back and fill, backhand,
     backhander, backstroke, bag, ballroom music, bang, barge, bash,
     bat, battledore and shuttlecock, be hanged, be promiscuous,
     bearing, bearish prices, beat, beating, bebop, behavior, belt,
     bend to, bias, bid price, biff, blank check, blow, blunder, bob,
     bobble, bolo punch, bonk, boogie-woogie, book value, bop,
     bowl along, brandish, bullish prices, bundle, cadence, cadency,
     caesura, call price, careen, career, carousel, carte blanche,
     cascade, catalexis, change, chase women, chloriamb, chloriambus,
     chop, chute-the-chutes, chutes, circle, circulate, circumrotate,
     circumvolute, clear, clear the hurdle, clearance, clip,
     closing price, clout, clump, coggle, colon, come about, come along,
     come and go, come on, coming and going, commit adultery, concert,
     conduce, contribute, contrive, cooking, counterpoint, country rock,
     course, crack, crank, cretic, current, cut, cut and thrust,
     cut the mustard, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, daggle, dance music,
     dance upon nothing, dances, dangle, dash, debauch, decline,
     deflect, depend, diaeresis, dig, dimeter, dint, dipody, direction,
     dispense, dispose, dissipate, divert, dochmiac, doing, drabble,
     drag, draggle, dramatico-musical, drape, drift, droop, drub,
     drubbing, drumming, ebb and flow, elbowroom, elegiac,
     elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, employment,
     engineer, epitrite, exercise, face value, fall, falter, feint,
     feminine caesura, fetch about, field, fixed price, flail at,
     flail away at, flap, flapping, flash price, flaunt, float, flop,
     flounce, flounder, flourish, flourishing, flow, fluctuate,
     fluctuating, fluctuation, flurry, flutter, fly, flying horses,
     folk rock, foot, footslog, fornicate, free course, free hand,
     free play, free scope, full scope, full swing, function,
     functioning, fusillade, gait, gallop, get along, get by, get on,
     glacial movement, go, go about, go around, go on, go round,
     go through phases, going, groove, grovel, gyrate, gyre, hack it,
     halt, hang, hang down, hard rock, have a tendency, haymaker, head,
     headroom, heave, heel, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet,
     hexameter, hexapody, high, hippety-hop, hit, hit at, hitch,
     hitch and hike, hobble, hobbyhorse, home thrust, hook, hop,
     hot jazz, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, in full swing,
     incline, instrumental, ionic, issue par, issue price, jab, jazz,
     jazzy, jiggle, jingle, jive, jog, jolt, jump, kick the air, knack,
     knock, labor, lash out at, latitude, lead, lean, leeway,
     let drive at, let fly at, librate, libration, lick, lilt, limits,
     limp, line, lively, lock step, long rope, look to, lop, low,
     lumber, lunge, lunge at, lurch, main current, mainstream,
     mainstream jazz, make heavy weather, make it, make out,
     make the grade, manage, manage somehow, maneuver,
     maneuvering space, manipulate, margin, market price, market value,
     masculine caesura, measure, merry-go-round, meter, metrical accent,
     metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metrics, metron,
     metronome, mince, mincing steps, molossus, mora, motion, movement,
     movements, moving, muddle through, musical suite, negotiate,
     no holds barred, nod, nominal value, number, numbers, nutate,
     occupation, offering price, on the hop, on the move, one-two,
     open space, opening price, operation, operations, orchestral,
     oscillate, oscillating, oscillation, oscillator, pace, paddle,
     paeon, par, par value, parity, pass, pass and repass, pattern, peg,
     pelt, pend, pendulate, pendulum, pentameter, pentapody, period,
     philander, piaffe, piaffer, pirouette, pitch, pitch and plunge,
     pitch and toss, pivot, pivot about, play, play jazz, plod, plunge,
     plunk, ply, point, point to, poke, poke at, pound, practice,
     prance, praxis, price, proceleusmatic, prosody, punch, put about,
     put over, put price, put through, pyrrhic, quantity, quotation,
     quoted price, rack, rag, ragtime, rake, rally, range, rap, rear,
     reciprocate, redound to, reel, resonate, revolve, rhyme, rhythm,
     rhythm-and-blues, rhythmic pattern, ride and tie, ring the changes,
     rock, rock-and-roll, rocker, rocking chair, rocking stone, roll,
     roller coaster, room, room to spare, rope, rotate, round,
     round-arm blow, roundabout, roundhouse, routine, run, sag, sashay,
     saunter, scend, scope, scrape along, screw, scuff, scuffle,
     scuttle, sea room, seesaw, seethe, serve, set, set toward,
     settling price, shake, shamble, sheer, shift, short-arm blow,
     show a tendency, shuffle, shuttle, shuttlecock, sidewinder, sidle,
     single-foot, skip, slam, sleep around, slink, slither, slog,
     slouch, slowness, slug, smack, smash, sock, space, spare room,
     spin, spondee, sprung rhythm, stab, stagger, stalk, stamp,
     stated value, step, stomp, straddle, straggle, stream, stress,
     stride, strike at, strike out at, stroke, stroll, strolling gait,
     struggle, strut, stumble, stump, succeed in, suffer hanging, suite,
     suite of dances, swag, swagger, swat, sway, swaying, sweep,
     swing at, swing on, swing round, swing the deal, swinging, swings,
     swipe, switch, swivel, symphonic, syncopate, syncopated,
     syncopated music, syncopation, syzygy, tattoo, teeter,
     teeter-totter, teeterboard, teetery-bender, tend, tenor,
     tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, the general tendency,
     the main course, the new music, thesis, thrash about, thrust,
     thrust at, thump, thwack, time spirit, tittup, to-and-fro, toddle,
     tolerance, tone, toss, toss and tumble, toss and turn, totter,
     trail, traipse, tread, trend, tribrach, trick, trimeter, trip,
     tripody, triseme, trochee, trot, trudge, tumble, turn,
     turn a pirouette, turn about, turn around, turn round, turn tail,
     twist, under way, undulate, uppercut, vacillate, vary, veer,
     veer around, velocity, verge, vibrate, vibrating, vibration,
     vibrator, volte-face, volutation, waddle, wag, waggle, walk,
     wallop, wallow, wamble, wanton, warp, wave, waver, wavering,
     waving, wax and wane, way, weave, weep, welter, whack, wheel,
     wheel about, whip, whirl, whirligig, whop, whore, wibble-wabble,
     wide berth, wield, wiggle, wigwag, wind, wing, wobble, wobbling,
     womanize, work, work toward, working, workings, worry along, yaw,
     yerk, zigzag

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      Java's graphical user interface (GUI)
     package that provides a large collection of widgets
     (buttons, labels, lists etc.) that behave similarly on
     different platforms.  Swing features "pluggable look &
     feel", allowing the program to look like a Windows, Motif
     or Macintosh) application.  It is implemented using the
     Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture and makes extensive
     use of nested "containers" to control the handling of events
     such as keystrokes.

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