- vt. & vi. (使)摇摆; (使)旋转 move forwards and backwards or in a curve; cause to turn in a curve
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"
mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
a sweeping blow or stroke;
"he took a wild swing at my head"
changing location by moving back and forth
a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
a jaunty rhythm in music
the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball;
"he took a vicious cut at the ball"
a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting;
"He swung his left fist"
"swing a bat"
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner;
"He swung back"
change direction with a swinging motion; turn;
"This action swung many votes over to his side"
make a big sweeping gesture or movement
"the ornaments dangled from the tree"
"The light dropped from the ceiling"
hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement;
"The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
alternate dramatically between high and low values;
"his mood swings"
"the market is swinging up and down"
live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style;
"The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
have a certain musical rhythm;
"The music has to swing"
be a social swinger; socialize a lot
play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends;
"There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
- The swing of the ship made many people seasick.
- The willow branches swing in the breeze.
- I used to swing, but then age and good taste overtook me.
- Tiny changes here can be felt in the backswing and lead to big improvements in the hit swing.
- He took a swing at the tree with his axe.
- Campaigning is already in full swing.
- The children are playing on the swings in the park.
- This will swing public opinions against the government.
- The children were swinging on a rope.
- Watch me swing it around my head!
- Two leaden balls, each at the end of a stiff pendulum, swing from a pole.
- Can you swing them round to my point of view?
- His arms swing as he walks.
- The little girl swung higher and higher.
- The monkey was swinging in the tree.
- The pendulum swings on and on.
- The hammock swings.
- Weeping willows swing in the wind.
- The value of the pound swung downwards.
- The mother swung her baby in the cradle.
- We swung the hammock between two trees.
- He was swinging his arms.
- He sat there swinging his legs.
- The soldiers marched along, swinging their arms.
- The dog began swinging its tail when it saw the boy.
- Jack swung the axe and with one blow split open the door.
- She hopes to swing the voters in her favour.
- He swung the gate open wide.
- swing around1 (v.+adv.)
使…转过 make sb turn around
swing sb ⇔ around
The policeman grasped the thief by the shoulder and swung him around.
- swing around2 (v.+prep.)
使…转过… make sb/sth turn around (sth)
swing sth around sth
He swung his car around the corner.
- swing at (v.+prep.)
向…猛打,猛击 aim a heavy blow at (someone or sth)
swing at sb/sth
He swung at the man, but missed, and fell.
Don't swing at the ball, take careful aim.
不要只是猛劲儿地去打那球,要打得准。swing sth at sb/sth
Jack swung a slow,heavy right hand at Tom.
- swing for (v.+prep.)
〈非正〉因…受惩罚 to be punished for (a wrong action)When your father comes home, you'll swing for it!等你爸爸回来,你会为这事受惩罚的。
- swing from (v.+prep.)
摇摆 to move forwards and backwards or in a curveThe big ape swung from branch to branch.那只大猿猴在树枝间荡来荡去。
- swing round (v.+adv.)
使…改变观点 make (sb) change his opinion
If the wind swings round, we will have to change the sails.
He swung round at the mention of his name.
他听到提及他的名字,猛地转过身来。swing sb ⇔ round
Can you swing him round to our point of view?
- swing to (v.+adv.)
自行关上 to close by itself, by its own weight
When I heard the door swing to behind me,I knew that I was locked out.
- swing gently 轻轻地摇晃
- swing gracefully 优美地摇摆
- swing lazily 懒散地摇晃
- swing noiselessly 悄悄地摆动
- swing playfully 顽皮地摆动
- swing recklessly 粗心大意地摇晃
- swing back 摆回
- swing downward 下跌
- swing in with 加入
- swing inward 朝里开
- swing out 散射开去
- swing round (船)转身,转向,掉头
- swing up 吊运
- swing against sb 转过来反对某人
- swing along the street 在街上闲逛
- swing at 对准…打去,挥动…打…
- swing the bat at the ball 挥动球棒击球
- swing for 因…而被绞死
- swing from 从…摇过来
- swing from branch to branch 在树枝间荡来荡去
- swing from right to left 从右向左摆动
- swing out of 大摇大摆地走出
- swing out of the room 大摇大摆地走出房间
- swing through 进行巡回选竞
- swing to 向…摇过去
- swing towards 转向…
- swing with 拿着…挥舞
Picking would be in full swing in a week's time.出自： E. Langley
He resumed his work; but disjointedly..with no sort of swing.出自： J. Harvey
She found the firework party in full swing.出自： B. Pym
Go baffl'd coward, lest I..swing thee in the Air.出自： Milton
Each swung a lasso.出自： B. Harte
The forest settler who swung an axe all day.出自： J. Buchan
- swing, brandish, flourish, thrash, wave
- swing指有规律地前后、上下摆动,也指不停地转动; brandish强调挥舞某物以示威胁、恐吓; flourish指为了表示炫耀、喜悦或虚张声势而挥动手中的武器、棍棒等物; thrash指猛烈摆动,有时带有响声; wave指没有规律、节奏地波动或拍动。
- swing, fluctuate, sway
- swing指一边或一头固定在某处而另一边或另一头成弧形摆动; fluctuate指没有规律地上下起伏、波动; sway指灵活或不稳定的东西缓慢地晃动。
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的swingan，意为冲向，投掷；最初源自原始日耳曼语的swenganan。