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Verb
To move jerkily from side to side or up and down
“The Onarina turned around and began to swish its tail back and forth.”
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To make a hissing or sizzling sound
“She heard it swish through brush, step on a dry twig, and bound twice downhill as if startled by its own noise.”
Verb
To flow (noisily) in a stream
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To move in a twisting or spiraling pattern
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Rinse the mouth with liquid
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To go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner
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To arc or turn away from a straight line or course
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Noun
A rapid and spasmodic movement up and down or from side to side
“With one swish of its tail, the whale destroyed Sinbad's little boat and dumped him into the sea.”
Noun
A hissing or sizzling sound
“She fell asleep and didn't wake until she heard a soft swish in the grass.”
Noun
A man who is attracted to another person of the same gender
Noun
(of leaves or wind) A soft rustling or murmuring sound
Noun
A soft, muffled crackling sound
Noun
Swoosh or rush
Noun
A continuous low humming sound
Noun
An act of flapping something, typically a wing or arm, up and down or from side to side
Noun
A thing that can be heard
Noun
A physically curved part of a path or structure
Adjective
Fashionably opulent or luxurious
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“He wanted her to go to New York, where he said he'd set her up in a swish apartment.”
Adjective
Willing, or inclined, to take chances or risks
Adjective
Exhibiting behavior or mannerisms considered unmasculine
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