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 for Full swing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Full \Full\ (f[.u]l), a. [Compar. Fuller (f[.u]l"[~e]r);
     superl. Fullest.] [OE. & AS. ful; akin to OS. ful, D. vol,
     OHG. fol, G. voll, Icel. fullr, Sw. full, Dan. fuld, Goth.
     fulls, L. plenus, Gr. plh`rhs, Skr. p[=u][.r]na full, pr[=a]
     to fill, also to Gr. poly`s much, E. poly-, pref., G. viel,
     AS. fela. [root]80. Cf. Complete, Fill, Plenary,
     Plenty.]
     1. Filled up, having within its limits all that it can
        contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily
        of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup
        full of water; a house full of people.
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              Had the throne been full, their meeting would not
              have been regular.                    --Blackstone.
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     2. Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in quantity,
        quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate;
        as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full
        compensation; a house full of furniture.
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     3. Not wanting in any essential quality; complete; entire;
        perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full
        age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon.
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              It came to pass, at the end of two full years, that
              Pharaoh
              dreamed.                              --Gen. xii. 1.
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              The man commands
              Like a full soldier.                  --Shak.
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              I can not
              Request a fuller satisfaction
              Than you have freely granted.         --Ford.
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     4. Sated; surfeited.
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              I am full of the burnt offerings of rams. --Is. i.
                                                    11.
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     5. Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge;
        stored with information.
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              Reading maketh a full man.            --Bacon.
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     6. Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any
        matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as,
        to be full of some project.
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              Every one is full of the miracles done by cold baths
              on decayed and weak constitutions.    --Locke.
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     7. Filled with emotions.
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              The heart is so full that a drop overfills it.
                                                    --Lowell.
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     8. Impregnated; made pregnant. [Obs.]
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              Ilia, the fair, . . . full of Mars.   --Dryden.
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     At full, when full or complete. --Shak.
  
     Full age (Law) the age at which one attains full personal
        rights; majority; -- in England and the United States the
        age of 21 years. --Abbott.
  
     Full and by (Naut.), sailing closehauled, having all the
        sails full, and lying as near the wind as poesible.
  
     Full band (Mus.), a band in which all the instruments are
        employed.
  
     Full binding, the binding of a book when made wholly of
        leather, as distinguished from half binding.
  
     Full bottom, a kind of wig full and large at the bottom.
  
     Full brother or Full sister, a brother or sister having
        the same parents as another.
  
     Full cry (Hunting), eager chase; -- said of hounds that
        have caught the scent, and give tongue together.
  
     Full dress, the dress prescribed by authority or by
        etiquette to be worn on occasions of ceremony.
  
     Full hand (Poker), three of a kind and a pair.
  
     Full moon.
        (a) The moon with its whole disk illuminated, as when
            opposite to the sun.
        (b) The time when the moon is full.
  
     Full organ (Mus.), the organ when all or most stops are
        out.
  
     Full score (Mus.), a score in which all the parts for
        voices and instruments are given.
  
     Full sea, high water.
  
     Full swing, free course; unrestrained liberty; "Leaving
        corrupt nature to . . . the full swing and freedom of its
        own extravagant actings." South (Colloq.)
  
     In full, at length; uncontracted; unabridged; written out
        in words, and not indicated by figures.
  
     In full blast. See under Blast.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swing \Swing\, n.
     1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory
        motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as,
        the swing of a pendulum.
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     2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other;
        as, some men walk with a swing.
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     3. A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose,
        upon which anything may swing; especially, an apparatus
        for recreation by swinging, commonly consisting of a rope,
        the two ends of which are attached overhead, as to the
        bough of a tree, a seat being placed in the loop at the
        bottom; also, any contrivance by which a similar motion is
        produced for amusement or exercise.
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     4. Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.
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              The ram that batters down the wall,
              For the great swing and rudeness of his poise,
              They place before his hand that made the engine.
                                                    --Shak.
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     5. Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter
        of the largest object that can be turned in it.
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     6. Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.
        "Take thy swing." --Dryden.
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              To prevent anything which may prove an obstacle to
              the full swing of his genius.         --Burke.
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     Full swing. See under Full.
  
     Swing beam (Railway Mach.), a crosspiece sustaining the car
        body, and so suspended from the framing of a truck that it
        may have an independent lateral motion.
  
     Swing bridge, a form of drawbridge which swings
        horizontally, as on a vertical pivot.
  
     Swing plow, or Swing plough.
        (a) A plow without a fore wheel under the beam.
        (b) A reversible or sidehill plow.
  
     Swing wheel.
        (a) The scape-wheel in a clock, which drives the pendulum.
        (b) The balance of a watch.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "full swing":
     ample scope, blank check, carte blanche, clearance, elbowroom,
     field, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, full scope,
     latitude, leeway, long rope, maneuvering space, margin,
     no holds barred, open space, play, range, room, rope, scope,
     sea room, space, swing, tolerance, way, wide berth
  
  

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