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whoosh(wo͞osh, hwo͞osh, wo͝osh, hwo͝osh) also woosh (wo͞osh, wo͝osh)
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.
1. a hissing or rushing sound
2. a rush of emotion: a whoosh of happiness.
(intr) to make or move with a hissing or rushing sound
whoosh(ʰwuʃ, ʰwʊʃ, wuʃ, wʊʃ)
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.
Past participle: whooshed
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|Noun||1.||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"
|Verb||1.||whoosh - move with a sibilant sound; "He whooshed the doors open"|
|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"|