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swishverb [I or T]

uk   /swɪʃ/ us   /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.

swishadjective

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

swishnoun [C]

uk   /swɪʃ/ us   /swɪʃ/
(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, soft sound, or to cause something to move this way: [I] The elevator doors swished open. [T] Vizard swished the ball through the hoop.
swish
noun [C] us   /swɪʃ/
the swish of tires on wet pavement
(Definition of swish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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