- 1 [with object and adverbial of direction] Take or move (someone or something) somewhere suddenly and quickly: he whisked her off to Paris for a few days his jacket was whisked away for dry-cleaningMore example sentences
speed, hurry, rush, catapult; sweep, hurtle, shoottug, jerk, take; removedash, rush, tear, dart, hasten, hurry, scurry, scuttle, scamper, sprint, race, run, hare, bolt, bound, fly, gallop, career, charge, pound, shoot, hurtle, speed, streak, whizz, zoom, sweep, go like lightning, go hell for leather, go like the wind, flash, doubleScottish • informal wheech• informal , • dated cut along• archaic post, hie
- The current whisks us quickly downstream, into country so empty of human artifacts that it seems as if we're the first people on earth: tundra, sky, a distant wisp of cloud.
- After a little hide and seek with the waiting pressmen, the authorities quickly whisked him into the casualty ward no. 2 at the ground floor through gate 1.
- But I was quickly whisked through to a private back room, where my new friend Kelly invited me to lie down and relax.
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- 1A utensil for whipping eggs or cream.More example sentences
- It doesn't take as long a time as you'd think to whip cream with a whisk.
- Beat egg white with a whisk or handheld mixer in a small bowl until just stiff.
- Using a hand-held electric whisk, cream together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
- 2 (also fly whisk) A bunch of grass, twigs, or bristles for removing dust or flies.More example sentences
- Objects surround the two uniforms: a mop for the cleaner; a fly whisk, medicine containers, and a drum for the nanga.
- The nazir gave me a giraffe-tail fly whisk when I left.
- If you're nostalgic for gin slings, parasols and fly whisks, the White House Rose Garden was the place to be last week.
late Middle English: of Scandinavian origin.