swoosh


1swoosh

verb \ˈswüsh, ˈswsh\

: to make sound by moving quickly through the air

Full Definition of SWOOSH

intransitive verb
1
:  to make or move with a rushing sound <a car swooshed by>
2
:  gush, swirl
transitive verb
:  to discharge or transport with a rushing sound

Examples of SWOOSH

  1. The ball swooshed by my head.
  2. <water swooshed powerfully from the fire hose>

Origin of SWOOSH

imitative
First Known Use: 1867

Rhymes with SWOOSH

2swoosh

noun

Definition of SWOOSH

:  an act or instance of swooshing

First Known Use of SWOOSH

1885

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