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Definition 1: the movement or sound of water - [noun denoting event]

Samples where swash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the swash of waves on the beach

(swash is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 2: act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner - [verb of body]

Synonyms for swash in the sense of this definition

(swash is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Definition 3: show off - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for swash in the sense of this definition

(swash is a kind of ...) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

(... is a kind of swash ) speak in a blustering or scornful manner

"A puffing kind of man"

(... is a kind of swash ) dwell on with satisfaction

Definition 4: dash a liquid upon or against - [verb of contact]

Samples where swash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mother splashed the baby's face with water

Synonyms for swash in the sense of this definition

(swash is a kind of ...) distribute loosely

"He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

(... is a kind of swash ) make a puddle by splashing water

(... is a kind of swash ) spill or splash copiously or clumsily

"slosh paint all over the walls"

Definition 5: make violent, noisy movements - [verb of motion]

(swash is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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