noun the movement or sound of water
- the swash of waves on the beach
verb make violent, noisy movements
verb dash a liquid upon or against
plash; splatter; splash; spatter; splosh.
- The mother splashed the baby's face with water
verb show off
blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.
verb act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
, v. i.
, v. t.
- (Arch.) An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work.
, v. i.
, v. t.
- Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy. Prov. Eng.
Swash intransitive verb
Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. svasska
to splash, and, for sense 3, Sw. svassa
to bully, to rodomontade.
imperfect & past participle Swashed ; present participle & verbal noun Swashing
- To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place.
- To fall violently or noisily. Obs.
- To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag.
- Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or splashing of water.
- A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes.
- Liquid filth; wash; hog mash. Obs.
- A blustering noise; a swaggering behavior. Obs.
- A swaggering fellow; a swasher.
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