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whooshnoun

uk   us   /wʊʃ/ informal
[C usually singular] a soft sound made by something moving fast through the air or like that made when air is pushed out of something: The train sped through the station with a whoosh. [S] a sudden fast movement of a liquid or air: I felt a great whoosh of adrenalin.

whooshverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /wʊʃ/ informal
to move along quickly, making a soft sound like the wind: A fast motorboat whooshed by.

whooshexclamation

uk   us   /wʊʃ/ informal
used to describe something that happens very fast, with no pauses or delay: No sooner had she arrived than, whoosh, she was off again.
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