transitive verbswinged, swinge′ing
Origin of swingeMiddle English swengen from Old English swengan, causative of swingan, to swing
transitive verbswinged, swinge·ing, also swing·ing swing·es Archaic
Origin of swingeMiddle English swengen to shake, dash from Old English swengan
(third-person singular simple present swinges, present participle swingeing, simple past and past participle swinged)
- (archaic) To move like a lash; to lash.
- (archaic) To strike hard.
From Old English swengan: to shatter to Middle English swenge