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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. burn superficially or lightly;
- Example: "I singed my eyebrows"
[syn: singe, swinge]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swinge \Swinge\ (sw[i^]nj), v. & n. See Singe. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swinge \Swinge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swinged (sw[i^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. Swingeing (sw[i^]nj"[i^]ng).] [OE. swengen, AS. swengan to shake, causative of swingan. See Swing.] 1. To beat soundly; to whip; to chastise; to punish. [1913 Webster] I had swinged him soundly. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And swinges his own vices in his son. --C. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To move as a lash; to lash. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swinge \Swinge\, n. 1. The sweep of anything in motion; a swinging blow; a swing. [Obs.] --Waller. [1913 Webster] 2. Power; sway; influence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swinge v 1: burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows" [syn: singe, swinge]