movement1 [countable] a swinging movement or rhythmHe took a wild swing at the ball.the swing of her hips
of opinion/mood2 [countable] a change from one opinion or situation to another; the amount by which something changesHe is liable to abrupt mood swings(= for example from being very happy to being very sad).Voting showed a 10% swing to Labour.There are indications of a swing towards nuclear power.
hanging seat3 [countable] a seat for swinging on, hung from above on ropes or chainsThe kids were playing on the swings.
in golf4 [singular] the swinging movement you make with your arms and body when you hit the ball in the game of golfI need to work on my swing.
music5 [uncountable] a type of jazz with a smooth rhythm, played especially by big dance bands in the 1930s
journey6 [singular] (North American English) a quick journey, especially one made by a politician, in which somebody visits several different places in a short timea three-day campaign swing through California
get in/into the swing (of something)(informal) to get used to an activity or a situation and become fully involved in itI've only been here a week so I haven't got into the swing of things yet.
go with a swing(British English)1 (of a party or an activity) to be lively and enjoyableShe made the whole party go with a swing.2 (of music) to have a strong rhythm
in full swing
having reached a very lively levelWhen we arrived the party was already in full swing.