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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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swish

(swɪʃ)
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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The idea for a swishing event comes from Sophie's love of glamorous and sparkly clothes and shoes.
The lads had a fabulous time, they did the swishing that by rights had my name on it.
DECLUTTERING: Monica looking for items of clothing in her wardrobe to be swished ETIQUETTE: Monica explains the rules of swishing which her guests must obey JUST BROWSING: Guests have a look through the items for half and hour before the swishing commences - and the fun starts
Women up and down the country are going swishing mad as they try to beat the credit crunch and update their wardrobes.
I argue that homophile anxiety over swishes and swishing reflected broader gender anxieties in American society during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Swishing them in plain tap water reduced bacterial counts by 66 to 94 percent, depending on species type.
Brush for two minutes with an electric brush, floss thoroughly and gargle with antiseptic rinse, swishing for 30 seconds.
Perhaps you'll see a swishing tail,/huge footprints, or a beak.
Speakers hidden within the wardrobe emit swishing, splashing sounds and a medley of voices, some gently inquiring, "How're you feeling?
Vicki Adams and Vicki Henderson-Thynne have organised the Swag Swap swishing - or clothes swapping - event at Middlesbrough's Mink on Thursday, September 26.
But now I fear I've been blacklisted in the swishing community.
HAIR AND MAKE-UP: HELEN RADFORD SWAPSIES: Deborah with her lovely swished items STRIPE LUCKY: Guest Molly finds a jumper she loves SUITS YOU: Monica with guest Charlotte DECLUTTERING: Monica looking for items of clothing in her wardrobe to be swished ETIQUETTE: Monica explains the rules of swishing which her guests must obey JUST BROWSING: Guests have a look through the items for half and hour before the swishing commences - and the fun starts