Definition of 'swear'

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Synonyms of "swear"
Synonyms of "swear"
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Example sentences containing 'swear'

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He remembers the oath of allegiance he has sworn. Andrew Bridgeford 1066: and the Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (2004)What about all the shouting and swearing? The Sun (2010)Jury members swear an oath to give a true verdict. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And then there are those who slyly attempt to make the commentator swear. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They were shouting and swearing at the officer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It could all go horribly wrong if she has to swear an oath in court. The Sun (2011)There was a lot of swearing and shouting. The Sun (2008)The younger one then shouted and swore as he was dragged from the dock by prison officers. The Sun (2008)Some laugh off aggressive behaviour by other motorists while others swear or shout back. The Sun (2011)He swears and shouts more and seems so angry. The Sun (2016)But the shouting and swearing were only one side of her. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He that had been accustomed to curse and swear for many years, now swore no more. Christianity Today (2000)It's enough to make a saint swear. The Sun (2008)Why isn't one signature and swearing a blood oath good enough? Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it was me who walked up and swore the oath and answered the judge's questions. Martin, April The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)A combination of the two would be enough to make many people swear off the box. Times, Sunday Times (2015)By day it hides in the darkest treetops, seeking refuge from the fish eagles that are its sworn enemy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We were both thrilled by the use of swearing, which seemed both judicious and reckless at the same time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But as president, he knew he would be called by the monopoly police to swear under oath what had happened. Frederic Alan Maxwell BAD BOY BALLMER (2002)They would curse and swear. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She hasn't worked out that gratuitous swearing doesn't make you cool. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Don't accept him swearing but make sure you and your fiancé spend time with him each week so there's no risk he feels pushed out. The Sun (2015)


Synonyms of 'swear'

curse, cuss, blaspheme, turn the air blue
vow, promise, take an oath, warrant
declare, assert, affirm, swear blind

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Translations for 'swear'

British English: swear /swɛə/ VERB
If someone swears, they use language that is considered to be rude or offensive.
They swore at us and ran off.
  • American English: swear
  • Arabic: يَشْتِمُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: xingar
  • Chinese: 宣誓
  • Croatian: psovati
  • Czech: nadávat
  • Danish: sværge
  • Dutch: vloeken
  • European Spanish: jurar
  • Finnish: kiroilla
  • French: jurer
  • German: fluchen
  • Greek: ορκίζομαι
  • Italian: giurare
  • Japanese: ののしる
  • Korean: 맹세하다
  • Norwegian: banne
  • Polish: przysiąc
  • European Portuguese: dizer palavrões
  • Romanian: a înjura
  • Russian: клясться
  • Spanish: jurar
  • Swedish: svära
  • Thai: สบถ
  • Turkish: küfretmek
  • Ukrainian: лаятися
  • Vietnamese: chửi thề


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