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swash

 (swŏsh, swôsh)
n.
1.
a. A splash of water or other liquid hitting a solid surface.
b. The sound of such a splash.
2.
a. The washing of water over an expanse of sand, as after a wave breaks on a beach.
b. Southeastern US A tidal channel forming a break in a beach, barrier island, or sandbar.
3. See uprush.
4.
a. Swagger or bluster.
b. A swaggering or blustering person.
v. swashed, swash·ing, swash·es
v.intr.
1. To strike, move, or wash with a splashing sound.
2. To swagger.
v.tr.
1. To splash (a liquid).
2. To splash a liquid against.

[Probably imitative.]

swash

(swɒʃ)
vb
1. (intr) (esp of water or things in water) to wash or move with noisy splashing
2. (tr) to dash (a liquid, esp water) against or upon
3. (intr) archaic to swagger or bluster
n
4. Also called: send the dashing movement or sound of water, such as that of waves on a beach. Compare backwash
5. any other swashing movement or sound
6. (Physical Geography) a sandbar washed by the waves
7. (Physical Geography) Also called: swash channel a channel of moving water cutting through or running behind a sandbank
8. archaic
a. swagger or bluster
b. a swashbuckler
[C16: probably of imitative origin]

swash

(swɒʃ, swɔʃ)

v.i.
1. to splash, as things in water, or as water does.
2. to dash around, as things in violent motion.
3. to swagger.
v.t.
4. to dash (water or other liquid) around, down, etc.
n.
5. the surging or dashing of water, waves, etc.
6. a channel of water through or behind a sandbank.
7. a swagger; swaggering gait or movement.
[1520–30; of expressive orig.]

swash


Past participle: swashed
Gerund: swashing

Imperative
swash
swash
Present
I swash
you swash
he/she/it swashes
we swash
you swash
they swash
Preterite
I swashed
you swashed
he/she/it swashed
we swashed
you swashed
they swashed
Present Continuous
I am swashing
you are swashing
he/she/it is swashing
we are swashing
you are swashing
they are swashing
Present Perfect
I have swashed
you have swashed
he/she/it has swashed
we have swashed
you have swashed
they have swashed
Past Continuous
I was swashing
you were swashing
he/she/it was swashing
we were swashing
you were swashing
they were swashing
Past Perfect
I had swashed
you had swashed
he/she/it had swashed
we had swashed
you had swashed
they had swashed
Future
I will swash
you will swash
he/she/it will swash
we will swash
you will swash
they will swash
Future Perfect
I will have swashed
you will have swashed
he/she/it will have swashed
we will have swashed
you will have swashed
they will have swashed
Future Continuous
I will be swashing
you will be swashing
he/she/it will be swashing
we will be swashing
you will be swashing
they will be swashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swashing
you have been swashing
he/she/it has been swashing
we have been swashing
you have been swashing
they have been swashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swashing
you will have been swashing
he/she/it will have been swashing
we will have been swashing
you will have been swashing
they will have been swashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swashing
you had been swashing
he/she/it had been swashing
we had been swashing
you had been swashing
they had been swashing
Conditional
I would swash
you would swash
he/she/it would swash
we would swash
you would swash
they would swash
Past Conditional
I would have swashed
you would have swashed
he/she/it would have swashed
we would have swashed
you would have swashed
they would have swashed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swash - the movement or sound of water; "the swash of waves on the beach"
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Verb1.swash - make violent, noisy movements
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
2.swash - dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
puddle - make a puddle by splashing water
slosh around, slush around, slush, slosh - spill or splash copiously or clumsily; "slosh paint all over the walls"
disperse, sprinkle, dot, scatter, dust - distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
3.swash - show offswash - show off        
puff - speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
crow, gloat, triumph - dwell on with satisfaction
4.swash - act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

swash

verb
1. To flow or move with a low slapping sound:
2. To hurl or scatter liquid upon:
3. To walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display:
Informal: sashay.
Translations

swash

[swɒʃ] n (sound) → sciabordio
References in classic literature ?
More and more she leans over to the whale, while every gasping heave of the windlass is answered by a helping heave from the billows; till at last, a swift, startling snap is heard; with a great swash the ship rolls upwards and backwards from the whale, and the triumphant tackle rises into sight dragging after it the disengaged semicircular end of the first strip of blubber.
By this time the storm had about reached us; the gusts of wind were flaring the torches and making the shadows swash about, the first heavy drops of rain were falling, the world abroad was black as pitch, the lightning began to wink fitfully.
The next thing he remembered was feeling hands on his legs and arms--hard, strong, little hands--and then a swash of branches in his face, and then he was staring down through the swaying boughs as Baloo woke the jungle with his deep cries and Bagheera bounded up the trunk with every tooth bared.
He felt the swash of the fragrant water upon his body.
Another and another follows with a swash and a suck and a savage bubbling of relieved pressures.
He saw the trolleys hurrying west, in the hot, hazy morning, full of women in light summer dresses, and white-faced straw- hatted men fresh from Boston desks; the stack of bicycles outside the post-office; the come-and-go of busy officials, greeting one another; the slow flick and swash of bunting in the heavy air; and the important man with a hose sluicing the brick sidewalk.
Sherlock Holmes sat moodily at one side of the fireplace cross-indexing his records of crime, while I at the other was deep in one of Clark Russell's fine sea-stories until the howl of the gale from without seemed to blend with the text, and the splash of the rain to lengthen out into the long swash of the sea waves.
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The bow plunged down, just missing me and sending a swash of water clear over my head.
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