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swish

verb [I or T] uk   /swɪʃ/ us  
to (cause to) move quickly through the air making a soft sound: I heard the rope swish through the air. The horses swished their tails to get rid of the flies hovering around them.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftSounds made by objects, movement or impact

swish

adjective uk   /swɪʃ/ informal us  
fashionable or expensive: a swish hotelExpensive and luxuriousCosting too much

swish

noun [C] uk   /swɪʃ/ us  

swish noun [C] (MOVEMENT)

a quick movement through the air, making a soft sound: With a swish of the curtains, the stage was revealed.Sounds made by objects, movement or impactMovement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft

swish noun [C] (LIKE A WOMAN)

US slang disapproving a man who behaves or appears in a way that is generally considered more suited to a woman, and who does not have traditional male qualitiesGender-related attributesKinds of womenKinds of men
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