Swonken
Swink Swink, v. i. [imp. {Swank}, {Swonk}; p. p. {Swonken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swinking}.] [AS. swincan, akin to swingan. See {Swing}.] To labor; to toil; to salve. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Or swink with his hands and labor. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

For which men swink and sweat incessantly. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The swinking crowd at every stroke pant ``Ho.'' --Sir Samuel Freguson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • swonken — /swong keuhn/, v. pp. of swink. * * * …   Universalium

  • swonken — /swong keuhn/, v. pp. of swink …   Useful english dictionary

  • i-swonken — i swonke(n, i swunke(n ME. pa. pple. of swink v. to toil …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swank — Swink Swink, v. i. [imp. {Swank}, {Swonk}; p. p. {Swonken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swinking}.] [AS. swincan, akin to swingan. See {Swing}.] To labor; to toil; to salve. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster] Or swink with his hands and labor. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swink — Swink, v. i. [imp. {Swank}, {Swonk}; p. p. {Swonken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swinking}.] [AS. swincan, akin to swingan. See {Swing}.] To labor; to toil; to salve. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster] Or swink with his hands and labor. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swinking — Swink Swink, v. i. [imp. {Swank}, {Swonk}; p. p. {Swonken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swinking}.] [AS. swincan, akin to swingan. See {Swing}.] To labor; to toil; to salve. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster] Or swink with his hands and labor. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swonk — Swink Swink, v. i. [imp. {Swank}, {Swonk}; p. p. {Swonken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swinking}.] [AS. swincan, akin to swingan. See {Swing}.] To labor; to toil; to salve. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster] Or swink with his hands and labor. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swink — swinker, n. /swingk/, v.i., swank or swonk, swonken, swinking, n. Brit. Archaic. labor; toil. [bef. 900; ME swinken, OE swincan; akin to SWING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • swink — /swɪŋk/ (say swingk) Obsolete –verb (i) (swank or swonk, swonken, swinking) 1. to labour; toil. –noun 2. labour; toil. {Middle English; Old English swincan} –swinker, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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