1 [swinj]
verb (used with object), swinged, swingeing. British Dialect.
to thrash; punish.

1250–1300; Middle English swengen to shake, smite, Old English swengan, causative of swingan to swing, or denominative derivative of Old English sweng a blow

swinger [swin-jer] , noun
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2 [swinj] ,
verb (used with object), swinged, swingeing.
to singe.

1580–90; obscurely akin to singe

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swinge (swɪndʒ)
vb , swinges, swingeing, swinging, swinged
archaic (tr) to beat, flog, or punish
[Old English swengan; related to Old Frisian swenga to drench, Gothic afswaggwjan to cause to sway; see swing]

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