Definition of Swing about

1. Verb. Turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically. "My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake"

Exact synonyms: Swing Around, Turn Around
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Turn Around



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swing About

swineherders
swineherds
swinelike
swinepipe
swinepipes
swinepox
swinepoxes
swineries
swinery
swines
swinesties
swinestone
swinestones
swinesty
swing
swing about (current term)
swing around
swing by
swing dog
swing door
swing for the fences
swing loan
swing music
swing of things
swing out
swing over
swing riot
swing riots
swing shift
swing shifts

Literary usage of Swing about

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Another form appears in Swed. dingla, to dangle, Icel. dingla, Dan. dingle, to dangle, swing about. ß. The suffix -le is, as usual, frequentative ; and the ..."

2. Wild Scenes in the Forest and Prairie, Or, The Romance of Natural History by Charles Wilkins Webber (1855)
"of this oak, so that these nimble gentry cannot get above me, and I'll tie myself up there, and swing about till morning. So long as I am above them I am ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Dan. dangle, Swed. dial, dangla, to swing about ; cf. Swed. and Icel. ... to swing about ; frequentative forms from ding (pt. t. dang], to throw about. ..."

4. Mechanics by John Cox (1904)
"Then MI of the pendulum about axis C=Z,+ Mk*,'-^ and MI „ „ „ O = It+Mh''\ The time of swing about C is that of the simple equivalent pendulum, ..."

5. The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith (1911)
"Let it swing about A, counterclockwise, through ZA, so as to lie on ^ x /A AC, as A"Y'. Then £ let it swing about C, through ZC, so as to lie on CB, ..."

6. The Balancing of Engines by William Ernest Dalby (1920)
"The rod, suspended so that it is free to swing about an axis through the small- end centre, swings in unison with a plumb-line 6-3 feet long. ..."

7. A Zulu-English Dictionary with Notes on Pronunciation: A Revised Orthography by Alfred T. Bryant (1905)
"ie make dangle, put so as to dangle or swing about, as a person hanging up a calabash (ace.) by a string so that it dangles, or when pushing to and fro a ..."

8. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Another form appears in Swed. dingla, to dangle, Icel. dingla, Dan. dingle, to dangle, swing about. ß. The suffix -le is, as usual, frequentative ; and the ..."

9. Wild Scenes in the Forest and Prairie, Or, The Romance of Natural History by Charles Wilkins Webber (1855)
"of this oak, so that these nimble gentry cannot get above me, and I'll tie myself up there, and swing about till morning. So long as I am above them I am ..."

10. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Dan. dangle, Swed. dial, dangla, to swing about ; cf. Swed. and Icel. ... to swing about ; frequentative forms from ding (pt. t. dang], to throw about. ..."

11. Mechanics by John Cox (1904)
"Then MI of the pendulum about axis C=Z,+ Mk*,'-^ and MI „ „ „ O = It+Mh''\ The time of swing about C is that of the simple equivalent pendulum, ..."

12. The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith (1911)
"Let it swing about A, counterclockwise, through ZA, so as to lie on ^ x /A AC, as A"Y'. Then £ let it swing about C, through ZC, so as to lie on CB, ..."

13. The Balancing of Engines by William Ernest Dalby (1920)
"The rod, suspended so that it is free to swing about an axis through the small- end centre, swings in unison with a plumb-line 6-3 feet long. ..."

14. A Zulu-English Dictionary with Notes on Pronunciation: A Revised Orthography by Alfred T. Bryant (1905)
"ie make dangle, put so as to dangle or swing about, as a person hanging up a calabash (ace.) by a string so that it dangles, or when pushing to and fro a ..."

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