Definition of swinge in English:

swinge

verb

[WITH OBJECT]literary
  • Strike hard; beat:

    ‘did she not swinge the dragon of ripsnorting inflation?’
    strike, slap, smack, cuff, punch, beat, thrash, thump, batter, belabour, drub, hook, pound, smash, slam, welt, pummel, hammer, bang, knock, swat, whip, flog, cane, sucker-punch, rain blows on, give someone a, give someone a good beating, give someone a good drubbing, box someone's ears
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Origin

Old English swengan ‘shake, shatter, move violently’, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation:

swinge

/swɪn(d)ʒ/