swish (something) off of (someone or something)

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swish (something) off of (someone or something)

1. To remove a piece of clothing or fabric by pulling it quite quickly, producing a hissing or rustling sound as a result. He swished the sheets off of the furniture, sending clouds of dust up into the air. The magician's assistant swished his cape off of his shoulders as he rolled up his sleeves.
2. To brush, sweep, or flick something off of the surface of someone or something else. My wife swished the cat hair off of my shoulders before I left for my interview. Let me just swish these hair clippings off of the chair before you sit down, sir.
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By the time I'm totally done mixing, placing items in the oven and cleaning up the kitchen counters, most all the dough has dissolved in the water or softened enough to swish off of the utensils.