swish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “swish” in the English Dictionary

"swish" in British English

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swishverb [I or T]

uk   us   /swɪʃ/
to (​cause to) ​movequickly through the ​air making a ​softsound: I ​heard the ​rope swish through the ​air. The ​horses swished ​theirtails to get ​rid of the ​flieshovering around them.


uk   us   /swɪʃ/ UK informal old-fashioned
fashionable or ​expensive: a swish ​hotel

swishnoun [C]

uk   us   /swɪʃ/

swish noun [C] (MOVEMENT)

a ​quickmovement through the ​air, making a ​softsound: With a swish of the ​curtains, the ​stage was ​revealed.
(Definition of swish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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swishverb [I/T]

 us   /swɪʃ/
to move ​quickly through the ​air making a high, ​softsound, or to ​cause something to move this way: [I] The ​elevatordoors swished ​open. [T] Vizard swished the ​ball through the ​hoop.
noun [C]  us   /swɪʃ/
the swish of ​tires on ​wetpavement
(Definition of swish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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