swear for
phrasal to give assurance for ; guarantee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Swear (song) — Swear was a 1980s pop song by Tim Scott (McConnell) and released by Sire Records in 1983. The music video to promote the song was a campy/tongue in cheek music video of a hippy based pagan/black mass set in a church. The stylized music video is… …   Wikipedia

  • Swear — Swear, v. i. [imp. {Swore}, formerly {Sware}; p. p. {Sworn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swearing}.] [OE. swerien, AS. swerian; akin to D. zweren, OS. swerian, OHG. swerien, G. schw[ o]ren, Icel. sverja, Sw. sv[ a]rja, Dan. sv[ae]rge, Icel. & Sw. svara to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swear — Swear, v. t. 1. To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath. [1913 Webster] Swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me. Gen. xxi. 23.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swear words — Many people find swearing offensive and it is best avoided. Swear words are used mainly in two situations: to relieve feelings of anger and frustration when something bad happens, and to show your anger to somebody who has upset you. The words… …   Universalium

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  • swear — swearer, n. swearingly, adv. /swair/, v., swore or (Archaic) sware; sworn; swearing. v.i. 1. to make a solemn declaration or affirmation by some sacred being or object, as a deity or the Bible. 2. to bind oneself by oath. 3. to give evidence or… …   Universalium

  • swear off — {v.}, {informal} To give up something you like or you have got in the habit of using by making a promise. * /Mary swore off candy until she lost ten pounds./ * /John has sworn off dessert for Lent./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swear out — {v.} To get (a written order to do something) by swearing that a person has broken the law. * /The policeman swore out a warrant for the suspect s arrest./ * /The detectives swore out a search warrant./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swear off — {v.}, {informal} To give up something you like or you have got in the habit of using by making a promise. * /Mary swore off candy until she lost ten pounds./ * /John has sworn off dessert for Lent./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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