swinge

  • 1 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] …

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  • 2 Swinge — (sw[i^]nj), v. & n. See {Singe}. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 swinge — swinge; swinge·ing; …

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

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  • 6 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.… …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 swinge — Gullah Words Singe, singes, singed, singeing …

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

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  • 12 swinge — v. a. Beat, whip, scourge, flog, lash, bastinade, switch, chastise, punish …

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  • 13 swinge — /swɪndʒ/ (say swinj) verb (t) (swinged, swinging) Obsolete to whip; punish. {Middle English swenge shake, smite, Old English swengan, causative of swingan swing} –swinger /ˈswɪndʒə/ (say swinjuh), noun …

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  • 14 swinge — swin|ge vb., r, de, t; musikken swinger; de swinger godt sammen …

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  • 15 swinge —  1) to singe. N.  2) to beat or whip a person. Northumb …

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  • 16 swinge — v.tr. (swingeing) archaic strike hard; beat. Etymology: alt. f. ME swenge f. OE swengan shake, shatter, f. Gmc …

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  • 17 swinge-buckler — swingeˈ buckler noun (obsolete) A swashbuckler • • • Main Entry: ↑swinge …

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  • 18 swinge´ing|ly — swinge|ing «SWIHN jihng», adjective. Informal. very forcible, strong, or large of its kind: »He and his editor are swiftly haled before the bench and swingeing penalties…are demanded (Punch). –swinge´ing|ly, adverb …

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  • 19 swinge|ing — «SWIHN jihng», adjective. Informal. very forcible, strong, or large of its kind: »He and his editor are swiftly haled before the bench and swingeing penalties…are demanded (Punch). –swinge´ing|ly, adverb …

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  • 20 swinge·ing — /ˈswınʤıŋ/ adj Brit 1 : very large and difficult to deal with Homeowners now face swingeing increases in their bills. swingeing fines/penalties/taxes swingeing cuts in pay 2 : very critical or severe …

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