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verb swish pronunciation in American English /swɪʃ/
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present tense
present participleswishing
past tenseswished
past participleswished
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to move quickly with a smooth gentle sound, especially through the air, or to make something do this

    The horses stood in the field, swishing their tails.

  2. 2
    [transitive] American to throw a basketball through the basket in a way that makes a smooth gentle sound

    Biber swished that three point shot.

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 swish pronunciation in American English noun [singular]

the swish of her skirt


sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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