swing from (something)

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.
See also: swing

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.
See also: swing