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swish around

[for a fluid] to slosh or rush around. All that water I drank is swishing around in my stomach. I can hear the water swishing around in the pipes.
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swish something off (of) someone or something

 and swish something off
to brush something off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The barber swished the loose hairs off of Paul's collar. The barber swished off the loose hairs.
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1. mod. overly fancy; effeminate; displaying effeminacy. The lobby of the theater was a little swish, but not offensive.
2. n. elaborate decoration; effeminacy. What this place needs is more swish. Hang some baubles here and there.
3. n. a gay male. (Rude and derogatory.) This place is full of swishes. Let’s leave.
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George went on to connect on a 3-pointer from the corner and swished two free throws in Monday's scrimmage.
The branch manager for a mortgage company swished the shot and won a 2005 Dodge Magnum.
Consider that junior guard Terrance Johnson swished a free throw for the last of his team-high 20 points, held his follow-through in the air, folded his fingers into an imaginary gun and fired a shot at the Gersten Pavilion student section.
Hart had the possession arrow and senior Ali Campbell swished a clutch 3-pointer to give Hart a two-point lead.
Sylmar, though, had an answer as senior Janette Herrera swished a 3-pointer on the next possession.
Derek Fisher darted to the ball and swished a 15-footer.
Irma Cazares wore pantyhose under her black G-string, but the view was eyepopping nonetheless as the fringe of her leopard skin teddy swished and swayed.