swing from

swing from (something)

1. To move to and fro while suspended from something above. The cable came loose and began swinging from the top of the tower. The kite became tangled in a tree and swung from one of its branches.
2. To move to and fro while hanging onto something that is suspended from above. We took turns swinging from the rope. The meat swung from a hook in the walk-in cooler.
3. To hang onto something and move forward in a broad, sweeping arc or curve in order to propel oneself in a leap. He swung from the horizontal flagpole up onto the rooftop. The monkeys are able to cover great distances swinging from the vines above the jungle floor.
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swing from something

to hang or dangle from something. The child was swinging from an exercise baron her swing set. Ted was swinging from the edge of the cliff, waiting to be rescued.
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Five cent swing from would take Labour to UK majority Lyons And with Labour continuing to make progress in England, Lyons Lowe said a breakthrough north of the Border could be enough for Corbyn to win an overall majority and become prime minister.
Phases of the baseball swing from initiation to ball contact.
3 : to move with a curving motion <Monkeys can swing from branch to branch.> <She swung her legs up on the bed.>
Most people think they slice because they swing from "out-to-in," or because they "cut" across the ball.
This wasn't a special treat because of outstanding performance on the driving range over the last two lessons, rather the opposite - neither Claire nor I had anywhere near mastered a good-looking golf swing, so our instructor Steven decided it was time to take out the video cameras.In the club's Swing Studio, we took our shot with two cameras trained on us to film our swing from start to finish from different angles - face and side on.
"The time it takes for a pendulum to swing from one side to the other depends on how long the rod is that it hangs on."
A great drill to help you is to address the ball with the club head slightly off the ground, move it forward about two feet into the follow-through and start your swing from there.
Lastly, it should be noted that because pulling alternately on one chain and then the other resembles in some measure the movements one would use to swing from vines in a dense jungle forest, the swinging method of the present invention may be referred to by the present inventor and his sister as "Tarzan" swinging.