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swing by

Aerospace. a trajectory that uses the gravitational field of one celestial body to alter the course of a spacecraft destined for another body.
Origin of swing by
1960-65, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase swing by Unabridged
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Examples from the web for swing by
  • They could announce it tomorrow morning and have it in full swing by the afternoon.
  • Then they'll swing by a bodega, buy a new novel or two or a dozen, and be on their way.
  • Please swing by to learn more about the importance of good mental health.
  • Because of the warmer-than-average weather last year, spring runoff was in full swing by the time monitoring had begun.
British Dictionary definitions for swing by

swing by

(preposition) (informal) to go somewhere to pay a visit
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