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swish around

1. To slosh, splash, or swirl around (inside of something). A: "How can you tell the ball is waterlogged?" B: "I can hear water swishing around in it." Don't drink too much water, or you'll feel it swishing around while you're running.
2. To cause some liquid to slosh, splash, or swirl around (inside of something). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "swish" and "around." Why do you swish your wine around in the glass like that? Swish the liquid around to help the salt dissolve into it.
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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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To get rid of ants on the flowers before bringing them inside, stick the flowers in some water and swish them around. This should remove most of the ants.
Swish them around with your hands to wash them thoroughly.
You might pour yourself just such a beverage while you read Prizes while you swish them around inside your mouth before swallowing their amber dark color their fermented and fortified flavor.
Drink acidic drinks quickly or use a straw placed towards the back of the mouth - don't swish them around or hold them for prolonged periods within your mouth.
Swish them around in your soul for months and see if Tozer did not speak truth.
For those seed heads still containing seeds, place contents in an everyday plastic colander, and "just lightly" add some hand-pressure to swish them around. The seeds will fall through the holes--leaving only the residue inside for disposal.