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Definitions and Synonyms of whoosh | Another word for whoosh | What is whoosh?

Definition 1: the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for whoosh in the sense of this definition

(whoosh is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 2: gush or squirt out - [verb of motion]

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

  • Oil whooshed up when the drill hit the well

(whoosh is a kind of ...) gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

"water gushed forth"

Definition 3: move with a whooshing sound - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for whoosh in the sense of this definition

(whoosh 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"

Definition 4: move with a sibilant sound - [verb of motion]

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

  • He whooshed the doors open

Synonyms for whoosh in the sense of this definition

(whoosh is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

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