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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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It swished around a little bit and gusted at times too.
Chewing the tablets crushes them into particles that help form a minty liquid which can be easily swished around the mouth and then swallowed.
It can also produce a substance called acetaldehyde, a carcinogen, which can accumulate when swished around the mouth.
GROANS echoed around the Turner and Poole households when Perry Groves dipped his hand into the plastic bowl, swished around for a second and pulled out the first ball he came to - number 17, Coventry City.
The bowl is full of politicians, celebrities, and performers and the bowl is swished around when there is a possibility of someone sliding over the side.
Slices of Wagyu and pieces of lobster are swished around in a generous amount of butter so the juices of both infuse each other.
Acetaldehyde, a toxic by-product of alcohol that may accumulate in the oral cavity when swished around the mouth, is also believed to be carcinogenic.
The Cern machine is essentially an extremely large cocktail shaker in which very small chunks of matter are being swished around. It is being touted as an underground cathedral.
Medicines to help with throat pain include acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin.) You can also use Benadryl liquid, mixed with Maalox in a ratio of 1:1, swished around in the mouth for a numbing effect.
The bartender fetched some Saran-type wrap from the kitchen, which we wadded into a ball and swished around in a glass of the rejected wine.
God bless the West, there was a gun mag among the collection of literary flotsam on a table, so I was good as the clothes swished around.
God bless the West, there was a gun mag--Guns & Amrno--among the collection of literary flotsam on a table, so I was feeling good as the clothes swished around.
He spent an estimated pounds 4m A DAY on himself and the 3,000 hangers-on who swished around him.
First of all garlic is thrown on to the hotplate in a puddle of oil, swished around with a couple of spatulas with lots of showy banging and clattering.
Recently, they drew lots of attention on the Colorado ski-slopes as they swished around at their annual winter weekend - in banana-coloured ski- suits.