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Swing
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Swing as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

1 January 2016

We found 22 answers for the crossword clue 'Swing'.

Based on the recent crossword puzzles featuring 'Swing' we have classified it as a cryptic crossword clue.

We have given Swing a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Swing as an answer itself some 139 times.

Swing is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Swing', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Swing' and give you a hint.

  • Changing location by moving back and forth
  • The act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
  • A square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
  • In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
  • A sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
  • Mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
  • A jaunty rhythm in music
  • A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
  • A state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity; "the party went with a swing"; "it took time to get into the swing of things"
  • Hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
  • Move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
  • Alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
  • Play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
  • Change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
  • Be a social swinger; socialize a lot
  • Live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
  • Hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
  • Make a big sweeping gesture or movement
  • Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
  • Engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends; "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
  • Influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"
  • Have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

BAT
A club used for hitting a ball in various games

CUT
With parts removed; "the drastically cut film"

ERA
(baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched

4 Letters

DROP
The act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would be successful"

JIVE
A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

LILT
A jaunty rhythm in music

SWAY
Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"

VOTE
A body of voters who have the same interests; "he failed to get the Black vote"

5 Letters

SWEEP
A movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"

6 Letters

DANGLE
Cause to dangle or hang freely; "He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree"

7 Letters

TRAPEZE
A swing used by circus acrobats

8 Letters

DECREASE
The act of decreasing or reducing something

GOLFSHOT
The act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

SWINGING
Changing location by moving back and forth

SWINGOUT
Make a big sweeping gesture or movement

9 Letters

GETAROUND
Be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning"

OSCILLATE
Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

SWINGOVER
Influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"

10 Letters

GOLFSTROKE
The act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

SWINGMUSIC
A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

11 Letters

VACILLATION
Changing location by moving back and forth

13 Letters

BASEBALLSWING
In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"

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