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swish

 (swĭsh)
v. swished, swish·ing, swish·es
v.intr.
1. To move with a hissing or whistling sound.
2. To rustle, as silk.
v.tr.
1. To cause to move with a swishing sound: The horse swished its tail.
2. To swirl or agitate (a liquid) in a glass or in the mouth with a swishing sound.
3. To whip with a rod.
n.
1.
a. A sharp whistling or rustling sound: the swish of scythes.
b. A movement making such a sound.
2. Basketball A shot that goes through the net of the basket without hitting the backboard or rim.
3. A rod used for flogging.
4. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a gay man.
adj.
1. Chiefly British Fashionable; posh: "a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac" (Julia Child).
2. Offensive Slang Effeminate.

[Imitative.]

swish

(swɪʃ)
vb
1. to move with or make or cause to move with or make a whistling or hissing sound
2. (Textiles) (intr) (esp of fabrics) to rustle
3. (tr) slang rare to whip; flog
4. (foll by: off) to cut with a swishing blow
n
5. a hissing or rustling sound or movement
6. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a rod for flogging or a blow from such a rod
7. slang US an effeminate male homosexual
8. (Building) a W African building material composed of mortar and mud or laterite, or more recently of cement and earth
adj
9. informal chiefly Brit fashionable; smart
10. slang US effeminate and homosexual
[C18: of imitative origin]
ˈswisher n
ˈswishing adj
ˈswishingly adv

swish

(swɪʃ)

v.i.
1. to move with or make a sibilant sound, as a slender rod cutting sharply through the air.
2. to rustle, as silk.
v.t.
3. to flourish, whisk, etc., with a swishing movement or sound.
4. to bring, take, cut, etc., with such a movement or sound.
5. to flog or whip.
n.
6. a swishing movement or sound.
7. a stick or rod for flogging, or a stroke with this.
8. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to an effeminate male homosexual.)
adj.
9. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. swishy (def. 2).
10. Chiefly Brit. Informal. fashionable.
[1750–60; imitative]
usage: Definitions 9 and 10 are slurs and should be avoided. They are used with disparaging intent and are perceived as insulting.

Swish

 of hairdressers—Lipton, 1970.

swish


Past participle: swished
Gerund: swishing

Imperative
swish
swish
Present
I swish
you swish
he/she/it swishes
we swish
you swish
they swish
Preterite
I swished
you swished
he/she/it swished
we swished
you swished
they swished
Present Continuous
I am swishing
you are swishing
he/she/it is swishing
we are swishing
you are swishing
they are swishing
Present Perfect
I have swished
you have swished
he/she/it has swished
we have swished
you have swished
they have swished
Past Continuous
I was swishing
you were swishing
he/she/it was swishing
we were swishing
you were swishing
they were swishing
Past Perfect
I had swished
you had swished
he/she/it had swished
we had swished
you had swished
they had swished
Future
I will swish
you will swish
he/she/it will swish
we will swish
you will swish
they will swish
Future Perfect
I will have swished
you will have swished
he/she/it will have swished
we will have swished
you will have swished
they will have swished
Future Continuous
I will be swishing
you will be swishing
he/she/it will be swishing
we will be swishing
you will be swishing
they will be swishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swishing
you have been swishing
he/she/it has been swishing
we have been swishing
you have been swishing
they have been swishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swishing
you will have been swishing
he/she/it will have been swishing
we will have been swishing
you will have been swishing
they will have been swishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swishing
you had been swishing
he/she/it had been swishing
we had been swishing
you had been swishing
they had been swishing
Conditional
I would swish
you would swish
he/she/it would swish
we would swish
you would swish
they would swish
Past Conditional
I would have swished
you would have swished
he/she/it would have swished
we would have swished
you would have swished
they would have swished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swish - a brushing or rustling soundswish - a brushing or rustling sound  
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.swish - move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
Adj.1.swish - elegant and fashionable; "classy clothes"; "a classy dame"; "a posh restaurant"; "a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac"- Julia Child
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
stylish, fashionable - having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress; "a little less posh but every bit as stylish as Lord Peter Wimsey"; "the stylish resort of Gstadd"

swish

adjective (Informal, chiefly Brit.) smart, grand, posh (informal, chiefly Brit.), exclusive, elegant, swell (informal), fashionable, sumptuous, ritzy (slang), de luxe, plush or plushy (informal) a swish cocktail bar

swish

verb
To make a sharp sibilant sound:
adjective
Informal. Being or in accordance with the current fashion:
Informal: classy, in, sharp, snappy, tony, trendy.
Slang: with-it.
Translations
حَفيف، هَزيزيَهِفُّ، يَحِفُّ
šviháníšvihatsvištět
svingesvingen
suhogássuhogtat
hvína, slá svo hvíni íòytur, hvinur
pliauškinti
čaukstēšanačaukstētšņākoņašņāktšvīkstēt
švihaniešvihať
hışırda makhışırdama

swish

[swɪʃ]
A. N [of cane] → silbido m; [of skirt] → frufrú m; [of water] → susurro m
B. ADJ (= smart) → muy elegante
C. VT [+ cane] → agitar, blandir (produciendo un silbido); [+ skirt] → hacer frufrú con; [+ tail] → agitar, menear
D. VI [skirts] → hacer frufrú; [long grass] → silbar; [water] → susurrar
a car swished pastpasó un coche deslizándose por el asfalto mojado

swish

[ˈswɪʃ]
adj (British) (= smart) [restaurant, hotel, car] → classe
vi [whip] → siffler; [skirt, long grass] → bruisser; [curtains]
The curtains swished open → Les rideaux s'ouvrirent dans un bruissement.
vt [+ whip] → faire cingler
to swish its tail [horse, cow] → fouetter de la queue
n [tail] → fouettement m; [skirt] → bruissement m; [whip] → cinglement m

swish

n (of whip, cane)Zischen nt, → Sausen nt; (of grass)Rascheln nt; (of skirts, water)Rauschen nt; (of tyres)Pfeifen nt, → Zischen nt; (of windscreen wipers)Wischen nt
adj (+er) (esp Brit inf: = smart) → (tod)schick
vt canezischen or sausen lassen; tailschlagen mit; skirtrauschen mit; waterschwenken; she swished water round the bowlsie schwenkte die Schüssel mit Wasser aus
vi (whip, cane)zischen, sausen; (grass)rascheln; (skirts)rauschen, rascheln; (water)rauschen; (tyres)zischen, pfeifen; (windscreen wipers)wischen

swish

[swɪʃ]
1. n (sound, of whip) → schiocco; (of skirts, grass) → fruscio
2. adj (fam) (smart) → all'ultimo grido, alla moda
3. vt (whip) → schioccare; (skirt) → far frusciare; (tail) → agitare
4. vi (whip) → schioccare; (skirts, grass) → frusciare

swish

(swiʃ) verb
to (cause to) move with a hissing or rustling sound. He swished the whip about in the air.
noun
an act, or the sound, of swishing. The horse cantered away with a swish of its tail.

swish

vt enjuagar; — and spit enjuagar y escupir; — and swallow enjuagar y tragar
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