Translation: from english

to sway back and forth

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  • back and forth — adv. Back and forth is used with these verbs: ↑commute, ↑pace, ↑rock, ↑rotate, ↑sway, ↑swing, ↑switch, ↑travel …   Collocations dictionary

  • move back and forth — verb move in one direction and then into the opposite direction • Hypernyms: ↑move • Hyponyms: ↑rock, ↑sway, ↑shake, ↑swing, ↑flicker, ↑waver, ↑flitter, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sway — I n. dominance 1) to hold sway over 2) under smb. s sway II v. 1) to sway gently 2) (D; intr.) to sway to (to sway to the music) 3) (misc.) to sway from side to side; to sway back and forth; to sway in the breeze * * * [sweɪ] to sway back and… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sway — [n] strong influence amplitude, authority, clout, command, control, dominion, empire, expanse, government, jurisdiction, mastery, might, power, predominance, range, reach, regime, reign, rule, run, scope, sovereignty, spread, stretch, sweep;… …   New thesaurus

  • sway — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. swing, rock; influence, direct, control, rule, bias, prejudice, warp; lurch, rock, roll, reel, dangle. See cause, agitation. n. domination, rule; influence; oscillation. See authority, power. II… …   English dictionary for students

  • sway — verb 1 from side to side/backwards and forwards ADVERB ▪ gently, lightly, a little, slightly ▪ alarmingly (esp. BrE), dangerously, precariously ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • sway — 01. The trees were [swaying] slightly in the wind. 02. During the earthquake, we could actually feel our apartment building [swaying] a bit. 03. He tried to convince his parents to let him travel to Europe with his friends, but they wouldn t be… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • sway — [[t]swe͟ɪ[/t]] sways, swaying, swayed 1) VERB When people or things sway, they lean or swing slowly from one side to the other. [V adv/prep] The people swayed back and forth with arms linked... The whole boat swayed and tipped. [V ing] ...a… …   English dictionary

  • sway — I. noun Etymology: Middle English sweigh, from sweyen Date: 14th century 1. the action or an instance of swaying or of being swayed ; an oscillating, fluctuating, or sweeping motion 2. an inclination or deflection caused by or as if by swaying 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sway — 1. verb 1) the curtains swayed in the breeze Syn: swing, shake, oscillate, undulate, move to and fro, move back and forth 2) she swayed on her feet Syn: stagger, wobble, rock, lurch, reel …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sway — sweɪ n. swaying movement, moving back and forth; influence, control, authority v. move back and forth, swing to and fro; lean in a certain direction; be inclined toward, be sympathetic to; hesitate; cause to swing; influence, affect the opinion… …   English contemporary dictionary

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