swingeing

[swin-jing]
adjective Chiefly British.
1.
enormous; thumping.
2.
Slang. swinging ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1560–70; swinge1 + -ing2

swingeingly, adverb
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swinge

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

Origin:
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

swinge

2 [swinj] ,
verb (used with object), swinged, swingeing.
to singe.

Origin:
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]

swingeing (ˈswɪndʒɪŋ)
 
adj
chiefly (Brit) punishing; severe

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The sword ban is less swingeing, since exceptions will be made for martial-arts clubs and collectors.
If the cuts are swingeing, then the prize for inventors everywhere will be reduced.
Despite headlines of swingeing salary cuts, too little has happened.
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