Definition of 'sway'
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She is also less swayed by fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Resist being swayed by people who usually play on your sympathy. The Sun (2012)This arc of pristine sand sweeps around a bay backed by swaying palm trees. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No longer can the lowest common denominator or the common good be allowed to hold sway. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But it was clear he had done little to sway either side. Times, Sunday Times (2006) People are swayed by drugs and money and all this nonsense. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He appears to play the violin surrounded by people who sway like seaweed in an you estuary. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Weak abdominal and back muscles cannot support your spine and can lead to a sway back and weakened joints. Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)Gently sway from side to side. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is an inescapable facet of the modern world that China exercises diplomatic sway and economic power. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The wild cherry twigs are very flexible, so the birds swing and sway on them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In it, he suggests we are too swayed by fashion and feeling. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Bringing forward these schemes is further challenged by the views that are holding sway in the Treasury. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Thinking of it, she sank to her heels and swayed back and forth. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)It won't be overly swayed by the fashion to demand cuts at any price from oil groups. Times, Sunday Times (2014)THE only couple on the night who got the swing and sway. The Sun (2009)How long they will hold sway depends on how the Blast goes for the others over the next three years. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So they played his music again and swayed around with him on stage for just long enough to ensure he left it like a comedy giant. The Sun (2009)Southampton are in no rush to sell but could be swayed into doing business by any offer in the region of 25m. The Sun (2015)For it was acquisition that was beginning to hold sway at the Great Exhibition. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006)There was no drive, no swing, no sway. The Sun (2009)I hoped, and suspected, that attitude no longer held sway. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I WOULD like to see a new government stop businesses from being swayed by class when taking on new staff. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'sway'
British English: sway /sweɪ/ VERB
When people or things sway, they lean or swing slowly from one side to the other.
The people swayed back and forth.
- American English: sway
- Arabic: يَتَمَايَلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: balançar-se
- Chinese: 摇摆
- Croatian: ljuljati se
- Czech: kývat se
- Danish: svinge
- Dutch: slingeren
- European Spanish: balancearse
- Finnish: huojua
- French: balancer
- German: schwanken
- Greek: ταλαντεύομαι
- Italian: oscillare
- Japanese: ゆすぶる
- Korean: 전후(좌우)로 흔들리다
- Norwegian: svaie
- Polish: zakołysać (się)
- European Portuguese: balançar-se
- Romanian: a se balansa
- Russian: качать
- Spanish: balancearse
- Swedish: svaja
- Thai: แกว่งไปมา
- Turkish: salınmak
- Ukrainian: коливатися
- Vietnamese: đu đưa
Definition of sway from the Collins English Dictionary
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