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Meaning of SWINGE

Pronunciation:  swinj

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows"
 

SWINGE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: singe
 
 See Also: blacken, char, scorch

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Swinge\ (sw[i^]nj), v. & n.
    See {Singe}. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \Swinge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swinged} (sw[i^]njd); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Swingeing} (sw[i^]nj"[i^]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.
    
    
  3. \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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