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whiz

whiz (whizz)

 
pronunciation:
wIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: whizzed, whizzes, whizzing
definition 1: to make a buzzing or hissing sound by, or as if by, flying swiftly through the air.
similar words:
buzz
definition 2: to fly or rush past with such a sound.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to move with a buzzing or hissing sound; throw or speed (an object).
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: whizzes
definition 1: a buzzing or hissing sound made by a rapidly moving or flying object.
similar words:
buzz, zip
definition 2: a rapid movement that causes such a sound.
similar words:
romp
definition 3: (informal) one who has exceptional skill or comprehension in a specified activity or subject.
She's a whiz at chemistry.
antonyms:
dud, duffer
similar words:
ace, adept, expert, mastermind, natural, phenomenon, wizard
derivation: whizzingly (adv.)