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swish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishswishswish1 /swɪʃ/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONMOVE something OR somebodyto move or make something move quickly through the air with a quiet sound 🔊 Her skirt swished as she walked. —swish noun [singular]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
swish• McCoy swished a three-point shot with four seconds left.• The long brown hair she swishes about herself so beguilingly.• The washing machine gently swished and splashed.• Ferns swished aside and sprang back into place as she moved along the tiny pathway through the valley.• Then there were the sweeping layers of thin gauzy curtains that swished elegantly back to reveal the screen.• I began to lap up the milk happily, my tail swishing from side to side.• The horse swished its tail.• Then as the electric doors swished open and three police officers jumped out on to the ballast, the awful realisation dawned.• It's a myth that we only swish our tails when we're angry.• It was wonderful to be up in the air and to feel the air swishing past his face.• We watched the train swish past the empty platforms.• Horses try to keep flies off by swishing their tails from side to side.
swishswish2 adjective British English 🔊 🔊 FASHIONABLEfashionable and expensive 🔊 a swish new apartment block
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Verb table
swish
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyswish
he, she, itswishes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyswished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave swished
he, she, ithas swished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad swished
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill swish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have swished
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam swishing
he, she, itis swishing
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you, we, theyare swishing
Past
I, he, she, itwas swishing
you, we, theywere swishing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been swishing
he, she, ithas been swishing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been swishing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be swishing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been swishing
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