Swinge
Swinge Swinge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swinged} (sw[i^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Swingeing} (sw[i^]nj"[i^]ng).] [OE. swengen, AS. swengan to shake, causative of swingan. See {Swing}.] 1. To beat soundly; to whip; to chastise; to punish. [1913 Webster]

I had swinged him soundly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And swinges his own vices in his son. --C. Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To move as a lash; to lash. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Swinge — Swinge, n. 1. The sweep of anything in motion; a swinging blow; a swing. [Obs.] Waller. [1913 Webster] 2. Power; sway; influence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swinge — (sw[i^]nj), v. & n. See {Singe}. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swinge — swinge; swinge·ing; …   English syllables

  • swinge — [swinj] vt. swinged, swingeing [ME swengen < OE swengan, caus. of swingan, to SWING] Archaic to punish with blows; beat; whip …   English World dictionary

  • swinge — 1. verb a) To lash. Sir Feeble: Tis jelousy, the old worm that bites. [To Sir Cautious] Whom is it that you suspect. b) To strike hard. Sir Cautious: Alas I know not whom to suspect, I would I did; but if you discover him, I would swinge him. 2.… …   Wiktionary

  • swinge — [[t]swɪndʒ[/t]] v. t. swinged, swinge•ing brit. brit. dial. to thrash; punish • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME swengen to shake, smite, OE swengan …   From formal English to slang

  • swinge — I. transitive verb (swinged; swingeing) Etymology: Middle English swengen to shake, from Old English swengan; akin to Old English swingan Date: 12th century chiefly dialect beat, scourge II. transitive verb (swinged; swin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swinge — swinge1 swinger /swin jeuhr/, n. /swinj/, v.t., swinged, swingeing. Brit. Dial. to thrash; punish. [1250 1300; ME swengen to shake, smite, OE swengan, causative of swingan to swing, or denominative deriv. of OE sweng a blow] swinge2 /swi …   Universalium

  • swinge — Gullah Words Singe, singes, singed, singeing …   English dialects glossary

  • swinge — [swɪn(d)ʒ] verb (swinges, swingeing, swinged) literary strike hard; beat. Origin OE swengan shake, shatter, move violently , of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

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