swing at (someone or something)

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swing at (someone or something)

To attempt to hit someone or something with one's fist or an instrument in a broad, sweeping stroke. Bill didn't hear me coming up behind him, and he swung at me when I touched his shoulder. He grabbed the tennis racket and ran around the yard swinging at the bee.
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swing at someone or something

to strike at someone or something. Max swung at the copa serious mistake. The batter swung at the ball and missed.
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swing at

v.
To attempt to hit someone or something with a sweeping stroke: If a batter swings at the ball and misses, it counts as a strike. One of the kids got angry and swung at me with his fist.
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SERGIO GARCIA has taken a swing at US trash talking by snapping: You don't win Ryder Cups with your mouth.
Big city, bright lights Trick is never lose sight Keep the faith and fly beyond the clouds like a lost kite "Damn he's good" you're too right Don't be scared I won't bite Flava el capitane so I welcome you to my flight Banging from the city where the Uni of the year at Though they shut the Corus They ain''t killed the northern soul yet Swing at us we swing back Hit em with a jab Jack Who talkin' about quitting?
"When someone takes a swing at us, we're going to stand up for ourselves and swing back."
``We were on the ropes at half time after a right swing and a left swing at us. It could have been a knock-out blow against them but they came back and then I felt it was possible to go far,''he said.
He said: "The Russians have just decided to take a swing at us when there is a lull in fighting.
Mr Willoughby added: "The Russians have just decided to take a swing at us when there is a lull in fighting.