I was chatting with my client, and he said the following sentence in between:

Oh, also swung around with the CreditCard folks, we'll need to do some validation against their production system at somepoint to...not sure what is involved for that to occur

Although, the exact meaning of it is not required to understand the sentence, but when I looked it on dictionary, I couldn't find any verb that fits this.

I can only guess that it means "he had a chat or conversation with the credit card folks".

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    As an American NE coast, to say "swung around" implies actually making a physical stop to talk "swung around bob's office to chat" or more likely "swung by Bob's office to chat." I have never heard personally "swung around with." I am curious what answers people come up with. "Swung around with" almost sounds like the client was boxing or sparring with the Credit Card people.
    – horatio
    May 8, 2012 at 18:44
  • I strongly suspect it was hung around with.
    – Kris
    May 8, 2012 at 19:01
  • To swing by is probably more common among the folks in in AusNZ. Also, the use of with sounds a little awkward to me... May 9, 2012 at 1:21

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In this case, I would say that "swing" means to visit, by going out of your way. The closest relevant definition would be

To go along or round in a curve or with a sweeping motion; to wheel, sweep

(From the OED: http://oed.com/viewdictionaryentry/Entry/195888)


revisit, follow up with, or to use a baseball metaphor, touched base with.

Oh, also revisited with the CreditCard folks, we'll need...

Oh, also followed up with with the CreditCard folks, we'll need...

Oh, also touched base with the CreditCard folks, we'll need...

Basically he talked with them again, and got more to work from.

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