swinge (v.) Old form(s): swindg'd , swing'd
beat, thrash, flog
2H4 V.iv.19[Doll to First Beadle] I will have you as soundly swinged for this
KJ II.i.288[Bastard as if to Saint George] that swinged the dragon
MM V.i.130[Lucio to Duke, of Friar Lodowick] Had he been lay ... I had swinged him soundly
TG II.i.77[Speed to Valentine] you swinged me for my love
TG III.i.370[Launce alone, of Speed] Now will he be swinged for reading my letter
TS V.ii.103[Petruchio to Katherina, of Bianca and Widow] If they deny to come, / Swinge me them soundly forth
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