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whoosh

[hwoosh, hwoo sh, woosh, woo sh] /ʰwuʃ, ʰwʊʃ, wuʃ, wʊʃ/
noun
1.
a loud, rushing noise, as of air or water:
a great whoosh as the door opened.
verb (used without object)
2.
to move swiftly with a gushing or hissing noise:
gusts of wind whooshing through the trees.
verb (used with object)
3.
to move (an object, a person, etc.) with a whooshing motion or sound:
The storm whooshed the waves over the road.
Also, woosh.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for whooshed

whoosh

/wʊʃ/
noun
1.
a hissing or rushing sound
2.
a rush of emotion: a whoosh of happiness
verb
3.
(intransitive) to make or move with a hissing or rushing sound
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Word Origin and History for whooshed

whoosh

1856, of imitative origin.

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