noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
verb move somewhere quickly
- The President was whisked away in his limo
verb move quickly and nimbly
- He whisked into the house
verb brush or wipe off lightly
verb whip with or as if with a wire whisk
- A game at cards; whist. Obs.
Probably for wisk
, and of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. visk
a wisp; akin to Dan. visk
, Sw. viska
, D. wisch
, OHG. wisc
, G. wisch
. See Wisp
- 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.
- 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.
- A small culinary instrument made of wire, or the like, for whisking or beating eggs, cream, etc.
- A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress.
My wife in her new lace whisk.
- An impertinent fellow. Prov. Eng.
- A plane used by coopers for evening chines.
Whisk transitive verb
Cf. Dan. viske
, Sw. viska
, G. wischen
, D. wisschen
. See Whisk
imperfect & past participle Whisked ; present participle & verbal noun Whisking
- 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.
- To move with a quick, sweeping motion.
He that walks in gray, whisking his riding rod.
I beg she would not impale worms, nor whisk carp out of one element into another.
Whisk intransitive verb
- To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile movement.
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