A mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
A small short-handled broom used to brush clothes [syn: whisk, whisk broom
Move somewhere quickly; "The President was whisked away in his limo"
Move quickly and nimbly; "He whisked into the house"
Brush or wipe off lightly [syn: whisk, whisk off
Whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs" [syn: whisk, whip
Whisk \Whisk\, n. [See Whist
A game at cards; whist. [Obs.] --Taylor (1630).
Whisk \Whisk\, n. [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
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.
2. A small bunch of grass, straw, twigs, hair, or the like,
used for a brush; hence, a brush or small besom, as of
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.
Whisk \Whisk\, v. i.
To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile
Whisk \Whisk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whisked
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [Cf. Dan. viske, Sw. viska, G. wischen, D.
wisschen. See Whisk, n.]
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.
I beg she would not impale worms, nor whisk carp out
of one element into another. --Walpole.
ball the jack,
outstrip the wind,
pour it on,
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