I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swincan; akin to Old High German swingan to rush — more at swing Date: before 12th century archaic toil, slave II. noun Date: 12th century archaic labor, drudgery

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  • Swink — Swink, CO U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 696 Housing Units (2000): 291 Land area (2000): 0.269292 sq. miles (0.697463 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.269292 sq. miles (0.697463 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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. t. 1. To cause to toil or drudge; to tire or exhaust with labor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And the swinked hedger at his supper sat. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To acquire by labor. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] To devour all that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swink — Swink, n. [As. swinc, geswinc.] Labor; toil; drudgery. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swink — [swiŋk] n., vi. swinked or swank, swinking [ME swinken < OE swincan: for IE base see SWING] Archaic labor; toil …   English World dictionary

  • Swink — Robert Swink (* 3. Juni 1918 in Rocky Ford, Colorado; † 15. August 2000 in Santa Maria, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Cutter. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Biographie 2 Auszeichnungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Swink — Infobox Company company name = Swink company company type = Private foundation = 2008 location = flagicon|Florida Deerfield Beach, Florida num employees …   Wikipedia

  • swink — 1. noun /swɪŋk/lang=en toil, work, drudgery Dead on this homecoming cue Jack came home, his hands sheerfree of salesman’s swink, ready for Enderby. 2. verb /swɪŋk/lang=en to labour, to work hard And on this board were frightful …   Wiktionary

  • swink — I. ˈswiŋk intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English swinken, from Old English swincan; akin to Old English swingan to fling oneself, rush more at swing archaic : labor, toil, slave …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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