Synonyms for swishes

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


When an elephant plucks off a branch and swishes his flanks, and thus keeps away insects, he is using a tool.

The doctor himself gave the signal to start, and at the word they darted with two “swishes” into the water.

The swishes became more frequent, the returnings almost doubling on their track.

I beat the air with my stick, and it says "hoo" as it swishes; whenever I think I deserve it, I sit down and give myself food.

It swishes fast round gravelly bends into large eddying pools where in their season the salmon and peal lie.

(She swishes her huntingcrop savagely in the air) Take down his trousers without loss of time.

Swish′er, one who swishes or flogs; Swish′-swash, a swishing action or sound: a washy drink.

Besides the rabbits we find all sorts of other charming things in the long grass that swishes so happily round our ankles.

The branches make an armchair far back against the trunk, and that glossy foliage, always cool, swishes like waves at low tide.