Synonyms of swing in English:

swing


See definition of swing

verb

1‘the basket was swinging in the wind’

SYNONYMS

sway, oscillate, move back and forth, move to and fro, wave, wag, dangle, rock, flutter, flap, vibrate, quiver

2‘Helen swung the bottle, clubbing Goldman at the base of the skull’

SYNONYMS

brandish, wave, flourish, wield, raise, shake, wag, twirl

3‘this road swings off to the north’

SYNONYMS

curve, bend, veer, turn, bear, wind, twist, deviate, slew, skew, sheer off, change course, drift, head

4‘Penny swung down the drive’

SYNONYMS

stride, march, sweep

stroll

North American informal sashay

5‘the balance had once more swung from centralization to decentralization’

SYNONYMS

change, fluctuate, oscillate, waver, alternate, see-saw, yo-yo, vary, shift, alter, undulate, ebb and flow, rise and fall, go up and down, go back and forth

6‘what finally swung it for him was that his family kept writing to the State Governor’

SYNONYMS

accomplish, achieve, obtain, acquire, get, secure, net, win, earn, attain, bag, capture, grab, hook

manoeuvre, sort out

informal wangle, land, fix, fix up, work, get hold of, nab, collar, pull down, knock off


noun

1‘a giant swing of the pendulum’

SYNONYMS

swaying, oscillation, undulation

wagging, toing and froing, wobble

libration

2‘the swing to the Conservatives was 6 per cent’

SYNONYMS

change, move

turnaround, turnround, turnabout, reversal, about turn, about face, volte face, change of heart, change of loyalties, U-turn, sea change, swerve, backtracking

rare tergiversation

3‘there's been a swing towards plain food’

SYNONYMS

trend, tendency, drift, movement, current, course

4‘there was a sudden swing in her mood’

SYNONYMS

fluctuation, change, shift, switch, variation, oscillation

ANTONYMS

stability

5‘it's all soft swing and mellow music until the chorus’

SYNONYMS

rhythm, beat, pulse, cadence, pace, rhythmical flow, rhythmical pattern, measure, metre, tempo, lilt

informal groove


Phrases

    swing the lead

      ‘nearly a fifth of working time was wasted through workers swinging the lead’

      SYNONYMS

      malinger, pretend to be ill, fake illness, feign illness, pretend to be an invalid, sham, shirk, skulk

      put it on

      skive

      North American

      goldbrick