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whooshnoun

uk   us   /wʊʃ/ informal
[C usually singular] a ​softsound made by something ​movingfast through the ​air or like that made when ​air is ​pushed out of something: The ​trainsped through the ​station with a whoosh. [S] a ​suddenfastmovement 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 ​softsound like the ​wind: A ​fastmotorboat 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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