Meaning of swinge in English:


Pronunciation /swɪn(d)ʒ/

verbswinges, swingeing, swinged

[with object]literary
  • Strike hard; beat.

    • ‘did she not swinge the dragon of ripsnorting inflation?’
    strike, slap, smack, cuff, punch, beat, thrash, thump, batter, belabour, drub, hook, pound, smash, slam, welt, pummel, hammer, bang, knock, swat, whip, flog, cane, sucker-punch, rain blows on, give someone a beating, give someone a drubbing, give someone a good beating, give someone a good drubbing, box someone's ears


Old English swengan ‘shake, shatter, move violently’, of Germanic origin.