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    Cool swish for

    In this sentence:

    He felt his bodyguard's big calloused hand swish for his shoulder

    I don't quite understand this "for " here.

    Is this saying that the bodygurad was searching for the shoulder of his protected and in doing that he brushed him?

    Thank You

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    #2

    Cool Re: swish for

    Any help, please

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    #3

    Re: swish for

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Any help, please
    It doesn't seem to make any sense at all.

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    Re: swish for

    I agree that the meaning is a bit cloudy. The usage of "swish" in the sentence seems to be:

    to move with or make a sibilant sound, as a slender rod cutting sharply through the air or as small waves washing on the shore.

    Since the essence of "swish" in this sense is the noise that's being made, you would think that "he" would have heard it, rather than feeling it.

    In any event, the "for" in the sentence is indicating the direction that the bodyguard's hand is moving.

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