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    #1

    race = swing, dash

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The aeroplane turned and raced and swooped exactly where it liked, swiftly, freely, like a skater--

    race = swing, dash

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    #2

    Re: race = swing, dash

    Raced means 'moved very rapidly'.

    I've never heard of race meaning 'swing'.


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    #3

    Re: race = swing, dash

    race(v) = career, compete, contest, dart, dash, fly, gallop, hasten, hurry, run, rush, speed, sprint, tear, zoom.

    dash = bolt, dart, fly, race, run, rush, crash, fling, hurl, throw

    swing: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

    swing = to move laterally or in a curve: The car swung over to the curb.

    swing = to cause to move back and forth, as on a swing

    Swing usually applies to arc-like movement of something attached at one extremity and free at the other: The ship's lanterns swung violently in the raging storm.

    Have you never seen a flying kite at the vault of heaven (swinging in the air)?

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    Last edited by vil; 06-Aug-2010 at 10:32.

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