swing shut


swing shut
close automatically (of a door, window, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • swing — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 change in public opinion, sb s mood, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ big, dramatic, huge, sharp, violent, wide (esp. AmE) ▪ violent swings in policy …   Collocations dictionary

  • swing door — n BrE a door that you can push open from either side, which swings shut afterwards American Equivalent: swinging door …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swing — swing1 W3 [swıŋ] v past tense and past participle swung [swʌŋ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move from a fixed point)¦ 2¦(move in a curve)¦ 3¦(hit)¦ 4¦(change opinions/emotions)¦ 5 swing into action 6¦(play)¦ 7¦(arrange something)¦ 8 swing both ways …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swing — swing1 [ swıŋ ] (past tense and past participle swung [ swʌŋ ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 move from side to side ▸ 2 move in smooth curve ▸ 3 try to hit someone/something ▸ 4 (make) change state ▸ 5 be lively and enjoyable ▸ 6 about music ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swing — I UK [swɪŋ] / US verb Word forms swing : present tense I/you/we/they swing he/she/it swings present participle swinging past tense swung UK [swʌŋ] / US past participle swung *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to move, or to make something move,… …   English dictionary

  • shut — shut1 W2S1 [ʃʌt] v past tense and past participle shut present participle shutting [: Old English; Origin: scyttan] 1.) [I and T] to close something, or to become closed ▪ Shut the window, Ellen! ▪ I heard his bedroom door shut. ▪ She lay down on …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swing — 1 verb past tense and past participle swung, 1 MOVE BACKWARDS/FORWARDS (I, T) to move backwards and forwards hanging from a fixed point, or to make something do this: a sign swinging in the wind | The soldiers swung their arms as they marched. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shut — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Shut is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑door, ↑eye, ↑factory, ↑gate, ↑mouth, ↑shop Shut is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blind, ↑boot, ↑box, ↑briefcase, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • swing door — noun a door that swings on a double hinge; opens in either direction • Syn: ↑swinging door • Hypernyms: ↑door • Hyponyms: ↑batwing • Part Meronyms: ↑hinge, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • swing*/*/ — [swɪŋ] (past tense and past participle swung [swʌŋ] ) verb [I/T] I 1) to move backwards and forwards from a point, or to make something move in this way Swing your arms loosely at your sides.[/ex] The rope bridge was swinging in the breeze.[/ex]… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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