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English definition of “swish”

swish

verb [I or T]     /swɪʃ/
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
(Definition of swish verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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