To swing a door
Swing Swing, v. t. 1. To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other. [1913 Webster]

He swings his tail, and swiftly turns his round. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

They get on ropes, as you must have seen the children, and are swung by their men visitants. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

2. To give a circular movement to; to whirl; to brandish; as, to swing a sword; to swing a club; hence, colloquially, to manage; as, to swing a business. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mach.) To admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of shaping it; -- said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a pulley of 12 inches diameter. [1913 Webster]

{To swing a door}, {gate}, etc. (Carp.), to put it on hinges so that it can swing or turn. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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