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swoosh

verb \ ˈswüsh , ˈswu̇sh \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of swoosh

swooshed; swooshing; swooshes
1 : to make or move with a rushing sound
  • a car swooshed by
2 : gush, swirl
: 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

in the meaning defined above

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Definition of swoosh for English Language Learners

  • : to make sound by moving quickly through the air



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