Definition of swinge in English:

swinge

verb

[WITH OBJECT]literary
  • Strike hard; beat.

    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

/swinj/