to swing a door

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swing \Swing\, v. t.
   1. To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward
      and forward, or from one side to the other.
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            He swings his tail, and swiftly turns his round.
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            They get on ropes, as you must have seen the
            children, and are swung by their men visitants.
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   2. To give a circular movement to; to whirl; to brandish; as,
      to swing a sword; to swing a club; hence, colloquially, to
      manage; as, to swing a business.
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   3. (Mach.) To admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of
      shaping it; -- said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a
      pulley of 12 inches diameter.
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   To swing a door, gate, etc. (Carp.), to put it on hinges
      so that it can swing or turn.
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