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whoosh

[ woosh, woosh, hwoosh, hwoosh ]
/ wuʃ, wʊʃ, ʰwuʃ, ʰwʊʃ /
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noun
a loud, rushing noise, as of air or water: a great whoosh as the door opened.
verb (used without object)
to move swiftly with a gushing or hissing noise: gusts of wind whooshing through the trees.
verb (used with object)
to move (an object, a person, etc.) with a whooshing motion or sound: The storm whooshed the waves over the road.
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Also woosh [woosh, woosh] /wuʃ, wʊʃ/ .

Origin of whoosh

First recorded in 1840–50; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for whoosh

whoosh

woosh

/ (wʊʃ) /

noun
a hissing or rushing sound
a rush of emotiona whoosh of happiness
verb
(intr) to make or move with a hissing or rushing sound
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