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swing by

noun
1.
Aerospace. a trajectory that uses the gravitational field of one celestial body to alter the course of a spacecraft destined for another body.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase swing by
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swing by

verb
1.
(preposition) (informal) to go somewhere to pay a visit
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