Word forms: whooshes
1. exclamation People sometimes say 'whoosh' when they are emphasizing the fact that something happens very suddenly or very fast. [emphasis] ⇒ Then came the riders amid even louder cheers and whoosh! It was all over. 2. verb If something whooshes somewhere, it moves there quickly or suddenly. [informal] [V adv/prep] ⇒ Cool air whooshes up through the grates on the street. [V adv/prep] ⇒ Kites whooshed above the beach at intervals. 3. singular noun [oft N of n; SOUND]
A whoosh of air or water is a sudden rush of it. [literary] ⇒ ...the whoosh and murmur of the wind through the trees. ⇒ They drove home with their windshield wipers going whoosh whoosh.
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