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swoosh

verb \ ˈswüsh , ˈswu̇sh \

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 in a Sentence

  1. The ball swooshed by my head.

  2. water swooshed powerfully from the fire hose

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Origin and Etymology of swoosh

imitative


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swoosh

noun

Definition of swoosh

:an act or instance of swooshing

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First Known Use of swoosh

1885


SWOOSH Defined for English Language Learners

swoosh

verb

Definition of swoosh for English Language Learners

  • : to make sound by moving quickly through the air



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