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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.
    The curtains swished open.
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  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


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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