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German translation of 'swing'

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[swɪŋ ]Word forms: swung
1.  Schwung m
(to and fro) Schwingen nt
(figurative) (politics) (Meinungs)umschwung m
to take a swing at sb nach jdm schlagen
to go with a swing (figurative) ein voller Erfolg sein (inf)
to be in full swing voll im Gang sein
to get into the swing of sth [of new job etc] sich an etw acc gewöhnen
to get into the swing of things (informal) reinkommen (inf)
2.  (seat for swinging) Schaukel f
to have a swing schaukeln
3.  (especially US) (scope, freedom)
he was given full swing to make decisions man hat ihm bei allen Entscheidungen freie Hand gelassen
4.  (music) Swing m
transitive verb
1.  schwingen
(to and fro) hin und her schwingen
(on swing, hammock) schaukeln
[arms] (vigorously) schwingen (mit)
(dangle) baumeln mit
he swung himself over the wall er schwang sich über die Mauer
[election, decision, voters] beeinflussen
[opinion] umschlagen lassen
his speech swung the decision in our favour seine Rede ließ die Entscheidung zu unseren Gunsten ausfallen
to swing it (so that ...) (informal) es so drehen or deichseln (inf) (, dass ...)
3.  (also: swing round) (turn)
[plane, car] herumschwenken
intransitive verb
(to and fro) schwingen
(to and fro) (hin und her) schwingen
(on swing) schaukeln
[arms, legs] (dangle) baumeln
(into saddle etc) sich schwingen
he swung at me with his axe er schwang die Axt gegen mich
the golfer swung at the ball der Golfer holte aus
to swing open aufschwingen
to swing shut zuschlagen
to swing into action in Aktion treten
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Example Sentences Including 'swing'

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The regulatory pendulum has swung from one extreme of too little to the other of too much.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The doors swung together again and a key turned in the lock.
Travers, P L What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)
It swung backwards and forwards like a pendulum.
The Sun (2014)
The accomplished drummer leads his band for jazz and swing.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The first hazel catkins are beginning to turn yellow and swing loose on the twigs.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The swing style of the jacket is perfect for hiding any lumps and bumps you might have.
The Sun (2013)
They will be catching up with a career that has been in full swing for six decades.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Try to avoid swinging your arms across your body.
The Sun (2011)
Then there were the swing changes.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Two or three bad games and things can change and swing in a big way.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You could also either swing longer or use a more powerful club.
Lewis, Beverly Winning Golf for Women (1993)
Swing the rope around you as you turn on the spot.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The wooden seat of a swing, heating up in the sun.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Use your shoulders and hips to swing the bell away from your body.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
If your joints are a bit stiff then gentle swinging or rhythmic movements are generally good.
Wallace, Louise M & Bundy, Christine Coping with Angina (1990)
You will be surprised how quickly you get back into the swing of things.
MacEoin, Beth Healthy By Nature (1994)
It might take one or two matches to get into the swing of things.
The Sun (2007)
They seemed to be struggling against the political current; now it has swung in their direction.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They swung the door wide open and opened fire.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You hear softly piped Fifties swing music.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The setting was a swing dance party at a friend's home.
Christianity Today (2000)

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'swing' in Other Languages

British English: swing /swɪŋ/ NOUN
A swing is the action of moving backward and forward or from side to side.
...a swing of the hips.
  • American English: swing
  • Arabic: تَأَرْجُح
  • Brazilian Portuguese: balanço
  • Chinese: 摇摆
  • Croatian: njihaljka
  • Czech: houpání
  • Danish: gynge
  • Dutch: schommel
  • European Spanish: columpio
  • Finnish: keinunta
  • French: balançoire
  • German: Schaukel
  • Greek: κούνια παιχνίδι
  • Italian: oscillazione
  • Japanese: 揺れ
  • Korean: 흔들림
  • Norwegian: gynge
  • Polish: kołysanie
  • European Portuguese: balanço
  • Romanian: balansare
  • Russian: качание
  • Latin American Spanish: columpio
  • Swedish: gunga
  • Thai: การแกว่งไปมา
  • Turkish: sallanma
  • Ukrainian: хитання
  • Vietnamese: động tác đu đưa
British English: swing /swɪŋ/ VERB
If something swings or if you swing it, it moves repeatedly backwards and forwards or from side to side from a fixed point.
The sail of the little boat swung wildly from one side to the other.
  • American English: swing
  • Arabic: يُرْجِحُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: balançar
  • Chinese: 摇摆
  • Croatian: njihati
  • Czech: houpat (se)
  • Danish: svinge
  • Dutch: schommelen
  • European Spanish: oscilar
  • Finnish: keinua keinussa
  • French: balancer
  • German: schaukeln
  • Greek: αιωρούμαι
  • Italian: oscillare
  • Japanese: 揺れる
  • Korean: 흔들흔들 움직이다
  • Norwegian: svinge
  • Polish: zakołysać się
  • European Portuguese: balançar
  • Romanian: a se balansa
  • Russian: качаться
  • Latin American Spanish: columpiarse
  • Swedish: svänga
  • Thai: แกว่ง
  • Turkish: sallanmak
  • Ukrainian: хитати(ся)
  • Vietnamese: đu đưa


Translation of swing from the Collins English to German
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