whoosh


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whoosh

 (wo͞osh, hwo͞osh, wo͝osh, hwo͝osh) also woosh (wo͞osh, wo͝osh)
n.
1. A sibilant sound: the whoosh of the high-speed elevator.
2. A swift movement or flow; a rush or spurt.
intr.v. whooshed, whoosh·ing, whoosh·es also wooshed or woosh·ing or woosh·es
1. To make a soft sibilant sound.
2. To move or flow swiftly, often when making such a sound.

[Imitative.]

whoosh

(wʊʃ) or

woosh

n
1. a hissing or rushing sound
2. a rush of emotion: a whoosh of happiness.
vb
(intr) to make or move with a hissing or rushing sound

whoosh

(ʰwuʃ, ʰwʊʃ, wuʃ, wʊʃ)

also woosh



n., v. n.
1. a loud, rushing noise, as of air or water: a great whoosh as the door opened.
v.i.
2. to move swiftly with a gushing or hissing noise: gusts of wind whooshing down the street.
v.t.
3. to move (an object, a person, etc.) with a whooshing motion or sound: The storm whooshed the waves over the road.
[1840–50; imitative]

whoosh


Past participle: whooshed
Gerund: whooshing

Imperative
whoosh
whoosh
Present
I whoosh
you whoosh
he/she/it whooshes
we whoosh
you whoosh
they whoosh
Preterite
I whooshed
you whooshed
he/she/it whooshed
we whooshed
you whooshed
they whooshed
Present Continuous
I am whooshing
you are whooshing
he/she/it is whooshing
we are whooshing
you are whooshing
they are whooshing
Present Perfect
I have whooshed
you have whooshed
he/she/it has whooshed
we have whooshed
you have whooshed
they have whooshed
Past Continuous
I was whooshing
you were whooshing
he/she/it was whooshing
we were whooshing
you were whooshing
they were whooshing
Past Perfect
I had whooshed
you had whooshed
he/she/it had whooshed
we had whooshed
you had whooshed
they had whooshed
Future
I will whoosh
you will whoosh
he/she/it will whoosh
we will whoosh
you will whoosh
they will whoosh
Future Perfect
I will have whooshed
you will have whooshed
he/she/it will have whooshed
we will have whooshed
you will have whooshed
they will have whooshed
Future Continuous
I will be whooshing
you will be whooshing
he/she/it will be whooshing
we will be whooshing
you will be whooshing
they will be whooshing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whooshing
you have been whooshing
he/she/it has been whooshing
we have been whooshing
you have been whooshing
they have been whooshing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whooshing
you will have been whooshing
he/she/it will have been whooshing
we will have been whooshing
you will have been whooshing
they will have been whooshing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whooshing
you had been whooshing
he/she/it had been whooshing
we had been whooshing
you had been whooshing
they had been whooshing
Conditional
I would whoosh
you would whoosh
he/she/it would whoosh
we would whoosh
you would whoosh
they would whoosh
Past Conditional
I would have whooshed
you would have whooshed
he/she/it would have whooshed
we would have whooshed
you would have whooshed
they would have whooshed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whoosh - the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Verb1.whoosh - move with a sibilant sound; "He whooshed the doors open"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
2.whoosh - move with a whooshing sound
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"
3.whoosh - gush or squirt out; "Oil whooshed up when the drill hit the well"
gush, spirt, spout, spurt - gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth"

whoosh

verb
To make a sharp sibilant sound:
Translations

whoosh

[wʊ(ː)ʃ] N ruido del agua que sale bajo presión, o del viento fuerte
it came out with a whooshsalió con mucha fuerza

whoosh

hwʊʃ]
nsouffle m d'air
vi
to whoosh past → passer à toute vitesse
to whoosh along → filer à toute vitesse

whoosh

n (of water)Rauschen nt; (of air)Zischen nt
virauschen; (air)zischen; a train whooshed pastein Zug schoss or brauste vorbei

whoosh

[wuʃ] n it came out with a whoosh (sauce, water) → è uscito/a di getto; (air) → è uscito/a con un sibilo
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At the end of this profane and cordial explosion he fetched a prodigious "WHOOSH!" to relieve his lungs and make recognition of the heat, and then he straightway dived into his narrative again for "Johnny's" benefit, beginning, "Well, it ain't any use talking, some of those old American words DO have a kind of a bully swing to them; a man can EXPRESS himself with 'em--a man can get at what he wants to SAY, dontchuknow."
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