Whooshes

whoosh

[hwoosh, hwoosh, woosh, woosh]
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:
1840–50; imitative

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

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whoosh
1856, of imitative origin.
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