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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWUNG

As the train started he swung himself off with a sad little "Be good to yourself!"

He swung from the stirrups and went lightly up the front steps.

My "job" could not be "swung" by anyone else, since everyone else is essential to the swinging of his own.

Burke swung himself around in a movement of complete disgust.

He swung about to face the father, and there was a complete change in his manner.

His arm was still in splints, and swung suspended in a gay silk sling.

Her stiff cap moved in the breeze as it swung from the corner of her mirror.

When the door creaked on its hinges as it swung open, she laughed.

With a whine of remonstrance it swung wider, and Crane stepped out on the sidewalk.

Linda caught Katy and swung her around the kitchen in a wild war dance.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English swingan "to rush, fling oneself," from Proto-Germanic *swenganan (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German swingan, Old Frisian swinga, German schwingen "to swing, swingle, oscillate") denoting "violent circulatory motion." The meaning "move freely back and forth" is first recorded 1540s. Related: Swung; swinging. Swing shift first recorded 1941, typically 4 p.m. to midnight.

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