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English noun: whiz

1. whiz (person) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Synonymsace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whizz, wiz, wizard

Broader (hypernym)expert

Narrower (hyponym)track star

2. whiz (event) a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air

SamplesHe heard the whiz of bullets near his head.

Broader (hypernym)sound

English verb: whiz

1. whiz (perception) make a soft swishing sound

SamplesThe motor whirred.
The car engine purred.

Synonymsbirr, purr, whir, whirr, whizz

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

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