Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To move with or make a rushing sound.
  • intransitive verb To flow or swirl copiously.
  • intransitive verb To cause to move with or make a rushing or swirling sound.

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  • verb To move with a rushing or swirling sound
  • noun A swooshing movement or sound
  • noun A pattern or logo suggesting a swooshing movement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
  • verb move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative.]

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From imitation of the sound

Examples

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  • That's an excellent word!

    December 6, 2006