- 1[countable] a swinging movement or rhythm He took a wild swing at the ball. the swing of her hips of opinion/mood
- 2 [countable] a change from one opinion or situation to another; the amount by which something changes He's subject to abrupt mood swings (= for example from being very happy to being very sad). Voting showed a 10% swing to the Republican party. There are indications of a swing toward nuclear power. hanging seat
- 3[countable] a seat for swinging on, hung from above on ropes or chains The kids were playing on the swings. in golf
- 4[singular] the swinging movement you make with your arms and body when you hit the ball in the game of golf I need to work on my swing. music
- 5[uncountable] a type of jazz with a smooth rhythm, played especially by big dance bands in the 1930s journey
- 6 [singular] a quick trip, especially one made by a politician, in which someone visits several different places in a short time a three-day campaign swing through California Idioms
movementnounjump to other results
to get used to an activity or a situation and become fully involved in it I've only been here a week so I haven't gotten into the swing of things yet.
get in/into the swing (of something) (informal)jump to other results
having reached a very lively level When we arrived the party was already in full swing.
in full swingjump to other results