Synonyms of swing in English:

swing


See definition of swing

verb

1‘the basket was swinging in the wind’

SYNONYMS
sway, oscillate, move back and forth, move to and fro, wave, wag, dangle, rock, flutter, flap, vibrate, quiver

2‘Helen swung the bottle, clubbing Goldman at the base of the skull’

SYNONYMS
brandish, wave, flourish, wield, raise, shake, wag, twirl

3‘this road swings off to the north’

SYNONYMS
curve, bend, veer, turn, bear, wind, twist, deviate, slew, skew, sheer off, change course, drift, head

4‘Penny swung down the drive’

SYNONYMS
stride, march, sweep
stroll
North American informal sashay

5‘the balance had once more swung from centralization to decentralization’

SYNONYMS
change, fluctuate, oscillate, waver, alternate, see-saw, yo-yo, vary, shift, alter, undulate, ebb and flow, rise and fall, go up and down, go back and forth

6‘what finally swung it for him was that his family kept writing to the State Governor’

SYNONYMS
accomplish, achieve, obtain, acquire, get, secure, net, win, earn, attain, bag, capture, grab, hook
manoeuvre, sort out
informal wangle, land, fix, fix up, work, get hold of, nab, collar, pull down, knock off

noun

1‘a giant swing of the pendulum’

SYNONYMS
swaying, oscillation, undulation
wagging, toing and froing, wobble
libration

2‘the swing to the Conservatives was 6 per cent’

SYNONYMS
change, move
turnaround, turnround, turnabout, reversal, about turn, about face, volte face, change of heart, change of loyalties, U-turn, sea change, swerve, backtracking
rare tergiversation

3‘there's been a swing towards plain food’

SYNONYMS
trend, tendency, drift, movement, current, course

4‘there was a sudden swing in her mood’

SYNONYMS
fluctuation, change, shift, switch, variation, oscillation
ANTONYMS

stability

5‘it's all soft swing and mellow music until the chorus’

SYNONYMS
rhythm, beat, pulse, cadence, pace, rhythmical flow, rhythmical pattern, measure, metre, tempo, lilt
informal groove

Phrases

    swing the lead

    ‘nearly a fifth of working time was wasted through workers swinging the lead’


    SYNONYMS
    British

    malinger, pretend to be ill, fake illness, feign illness, pretend to be an invalid, sham, shirk, skulk

    put it on

    British

    skive

    North American

    goldbrick