Swashing
Swashing Swash"ing, a. 1. Swaggering; hectoring. ``A swashing and martial outside.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Resounding; crushing. ``Swashing blow.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • swashing — [swäshiŋ, swôshiŋ] adj. 1. SWASHBUCKLING 2. splashing or dashing swashingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Swashing — Swash Swash, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swashing}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. svasska to splash, and, for sense 3, Sw. svassa to bully, to rodomontade.] 1. To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swashing — swashingly, adv. /swosh ing, swaw shing/, adj. 1. tending to swash: swashing water. 2. swashbuckling. [1550 60; SWASH + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • swashing — adjective Etymology: from present participle of swash (II) 1. : swashbuckling 2. a. : forcefully accompanied by a clashing sound : resounding …   Useful english dictionary

  • swashing — swɑʃ /swɒʃ n. splash of a liquid; sound of liquid splashing; piece of land over which waves flow, sandbank; narrow channel through which tides flow; boastful manner, insolent behavior v. splash, make a splashing sound; dash a liquid against a …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Swash — Swash, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swashing}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. svasska to splash, and, for sense 3, Sw. svassa to bully, to rodomontade.] 1. To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swashed — Swash Swash, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swashing}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. svasska to splash, and, for sense 3, Sw. svassa to bully, to rodomontade.] 1. To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squelch — (skw[e^]lch), v. i. [Perh. imitative. Cf. {Squelch}.] To make a sound like that made by the feet of one walking in mud or slush; to make a kind of swashing sound; to squish; also, to move with such a sound. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] He turned and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squish — (skw[i^]sh), v. i. [Perh. imitative. Cf. {Squelch}.] To make the sound of squirting water, like that made by the feet of one walking in mud or slush; to make a kind of gushing, swashing, or splashing sound; to move with such a sound. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squish — (skw[i^]sh), n. A sound like that made by the feet of one walking in mud or slush; a gushing, swashing, or splashing sound; a squishing sound. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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