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English noun: swash

1. swash (event) the movement or sound of water

SamplesThe swash of waves on the beach.

Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave

English verb: swash

1. swash (motion) make violent, noisy movements

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

2. swash (contact) dash a liquid upon or against

SamplesThe mother splashed the baby's face with water.

Synonymsplash, spatter, splash, splatter, splosh

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)disperse, dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle

Narrower (hyponym)puddle, slosh, slosh around, slush, slush around

3. swash (communication) show off

Synonymsblow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, tout, vaunt

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate

Narrower (hyponym)crow, gloat, puff, triumph

4. swash (body) act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

Synonymsbluster, swagger

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

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