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sway

 
Noun sway has 2 senses
  1. sway - controlling influence
    --1 is a kind of
    power, powerfulness
    Derived forms: verb sway3, verb sway1
  2. rock, careen, sway, tilt - pitching dangerously to one side
    --2 is a kind of lurch, pitch, pitching
    Derived forms: verb sway4, verb sway2, verb sway1
Verb sway has 4 senses
  1. rock, sway, shake - move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
    --1 is one way to move back and forth
    Derived forms: noun sway2, noun sway1
    Sample sentences:
    The crowds sway in the streets
    The streets sway with crowds
  2. swing, sway - move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
    --2 is one way to move back and forth
    Derived form: noun sway2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. carry, persuade, sway - win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
    --3 is one way to influence, act upon, work
    Derived form: noun sway1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. rock, sway - cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
    --4 is one way to move, displace
    Derived form: noun sway2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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