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whisk
WordNet 2.0
  • a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
  • a mixer incorporating a coil of wires
  • used for whipping eggs or cream
  • whip with or as if with a wire whisk
  • "whisk the eggs"
  • brush or wipe off lightly
  • move somewhere quickly
  • "The President was whisked away in his limo"
  • move quickly and nimbly
  • "He whisked into the house"
whisk
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. A game at cards; whist. [Obs.] Taylor (1630).

  • 1. The act of whisking; a rapid, sweeping motion, as of something light; a sudden motion or quick puff.

    "This first sad whisk Takes off thy dukedom; thou art but an earl." -- J. Fletcher.

    2. A small bunch of grass, straw, twigs, hair, or the like, used for a brush; hence, a brush or small besom, as of broom corn.

    3. A small culinary instrument made of wire, or the like, for whisking or beating eggs, cream, etc. Boyle.

    4. A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress.

    "My wife in her new lace whisk." -- Pepys.

    5. An impertinent fellow. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

    6. A plane used by coopers for evening chines.

  • 1. To sweep, brush, or agitate, with a light, rapid motion; as, to whisk dust from a table; to whisk the white of eggs into a froth.

    2. To move with a quick, sweeping motion.

    "He that walks in gray, whisking his riding rod." -- J. Fletcher.

    "I beg she would not impale worms, nor whisk carp out of one element into another." -- Walpole.

  • 1. To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile movement.

 

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