Definition of whoosh verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

whoosh

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//wʊʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wʊʃ//
 
; BrE BrE//wuːʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wuːʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whoosh
BrE BrE//wʊʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wʊʃ//
 
; BrE BrE//wuːʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wuːʃ//
 
he / she / it whooshes
BrE BrE//ˈwʊʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwʊʃɪz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈwuːʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwuːʃɪz//
 
past simple whooshed
BrE BrE//wʊʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wʊʃt//
 
; BrE BrE//wuːʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wuːʃt//
 
past participle whooshed
BrE BrE//wʊʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wʊʃt//
 
; BrE BrE//wuːʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wuːʃt//
 
-ing form whooshing
BrE BrE//ˈwʊʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwʊʃɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈwuːʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwuːʃɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to move very quickly with the sound of air or water rushing More Like This Onomatopoeic words beep, bleep, boohoo, brrr, buzz, click, clip-clop, ding-dong, hiss, mwah, peep, ping, plop, pop, rat-tat, splat, splosh, squeak, squeal, squelch, swish, tee-hee, thud, thwack, tick-tock, toot, vroom, wham, whoosh, zoomSee worksheet. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: imitative.
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