[swiŋ] 1. past tense, past participle - swung; verb
1) (to (cause to) move or sway in a curve (from side to side or forwards and backwards) from a fixed point: You swing your arms when you walk; The children were swinging on a rope hanging from a tree; The door swung open; He swung the load on to his shoulder.) balançar
2) (to walk with a stride: He swung along the road.) gingar
3) (to turn suddenly: He swung round and stared at them; He is hoping to swing the voters in his favour.) virar
2. noun
1) (an act, period, or manner, of swinging: He was having a swing on the rope; Most golfers would like to improve their swing.) balanço
2) (a swinging movement: the swing of the dancers' skirts.) oscilação
3) (a strong dancing rhythm: The music should be played with a swing.) ritmo
4) (a change in public opinion etc: a swing away from the government.) viragem
5) (a seat for swinging, hung on ropes or chains from a supporting frame etc.) baloiço
- swing bridge
- swing door
- be in full swing
- get into the swing of things
- get into the swing
- go with a swing
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[swiŋ] n 1 balanceio, balouço, oscilação, balanço, vaivém, amplitude de oscilação. 2 impulso. 3 balanço, brinquedo. 4 andar, movimento balançante. 5 ritmo, movimento rítmico. he got into the swing of his work / ele familiarizou-se com seu trabalho. 6 golpe de boxe dado com movimento giratório do braço. 7 liberdade de ação. let young people have their swing / deixe aos moços a sua liberdade. 8 movimento, atividade. 9 (também swing music) tipo de música e dança. 10 inclinação, propensão, tenência, vocação. 11 volta, passeio em trajeto circular. 12 grande alteração, virada. 13 flutuação periódica. • vt+vi (ps swung, swang, pp swung) 1 balançar, oscilar. 2 girar, voltear. 3 mover-se em linha curva. 4 mover-se livremente. 5 pender, pendurar, estar suspenso ou pendurado. 6 brandir, vibrar. 7 Amer, coll influenciar ou lidar com sucesso. 8 tocar música em ritmo de swing. 9 gingar, agitar, mover-se com ritmo. 10 coll morrer enforcado. 11 brincar no balanço. 12 entrar em atividade. 13 badalar, freqüentar os lugares da moda. 14 ter vida sexual ativa e variada. • adj relativo à dança ou música de swing. he’ll swing it coll ele dará um jeito. in full swing em plena atividade, em pleno funcionamento. let him have his full swing of pleasure / deixe-o divertir-se à vontade. swings and roundabouts uma situação na qual vantagens e desvantagens se equivalem. to go with a swing a) ser ritmado. b) seguir sem dificuldades. to swing about sacudir, abalar. to swing both ways ser bissexual. to swing by fazer uma breve visita. to swing into line Mil efetuar uma volta. to swing open abrir-se (porta). to swing round girar, virar-se. to swing the lead sl simular doença para evitar fazer sua tarefa, seu trabalho.

English-Portuguese dictionary. 2013.


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