Swinge (sw&icr;nj), v. & n.

See Singe.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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Swinge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swinged (sw&icr;njd); p. pr. & vb. n. Swingeing (sw&icr;nj"&icr;ng).] [OE. swengen, AS. swengan to shake, causative of swingan. See Swing.]

1.

To beat soundly; to whip; to chastise; to punish.

I had swinged him soundly. Shak.

And swinges his own vices in his son. C. Dryden.

2.

To move as a lash; to lash.

[Obs.]

Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail. Milton.

 

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Swinge, n.

1.

The sweep of anything in motion; a swinging blow; a swing.

[Obs.]

Waller.

2.

Power; sway; influence.

[Obs.]

 

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