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Angla substantivo
English noun
  • IFA ˈswɪŋ , usona  ˈswɪŋ  ˈswiːŋ 
  • Sono :(lingvo -en-,
    dialekto -US-


  1. ŝanĝo; svingo; svingiĝo; balanco; balancilo; oscilo; pendolo; pendolilo
  1. With Alexander III there was a swing to reaction and repression. [1]


swing (infinitivo to swing, tria singulara persono swings, simpla pasinta "swang" aŭ "swung", pasiva participo "swung" aŭ arkaike "swungen", aktiva participo swinging)


  1. svingi; svingiĝi; balanci; oscili; pendoli; luli; rondvojaĝi
  2. (muziko) svingomuzikumi
  1. intransitive To move backward and forward, especially rotating about or hanging from a fixed point.
    The plant swung in the breeze.
    • 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 12
      With one accord the tribe swung rapidly toward the frightened cries, and there found Terkoz holding an old female by the hair and beating her unmercifully with his great hands.
  2. intransitive To dance.
  3. intransitive To ride on a swing.
    The children laughed as they swung.
  4. intransitive To participate in the swinging lifestyle; to participate in wife-swapping.
  5. intransitive To hang from the gallows.
  6. intransitive ; cricket ; of a ball to move sideways in its trajectory.
  7. intransitive To fluctuate or change.
    It wasn't long before the crowd's mood swung towards restless irritability.
  8. transitive To move (an object) backward and forward; to wave.
    He swung his sword as hard as he could.
  9. transitive To change (a numerical result); especially to change the outcome of an election.
  10. transitive To make (something) work; especially to afford (something) financially.
    If it’s not too expensive, I think we can swing it.
  11. (transitive|music) To play notes that are in pairs by making the first of the pair slightly longer than written (augmentation) and the second, resulting in a bouncy, uneven rhythm.
  12. transitive ; cricket of a bowler to make the ball move sideways in its trajectory.
  13. transitive ; and ; intransitive To move one's arm in a punching motion.
  14. transitive In dancing, to turn around in a small circle with one's partner, holding hands or arms.
    "to swing one's partner", or simply "to swing"
  15. engineering To admit or turn something for the purpose of shaping it; said of a lathe.
    The lathe can swing a pulley of 12 inches diameter.
  16. nautical To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor.
    A ship swings with the tide.
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  1. Marjorie Boulton. Zamenhof, Creator of Esperanto, Londono, 1960, p.