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'Whisk'

Definition of 'whisk'
From: WordNet
noun
A mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
noun
A small short-handled broom used to brush clothes [syn: whisk, whisk broom]
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 [syn: whisk, whisk off]
verb
Whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs" [syn: whisk, whip]
Definition of 'Whisk'
From: GCIDE
Whisk \Whisk\, n. [See Whist, n.] A game at cards; whist. [Obs.] --Taylor (1630). [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Whisk'
From: GCIDE
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.] [1913 Webster]
1. The act of whisking; a rapid, sweeping motion, as of something light; a sudden motion or quick puff. [1913 Webster]
This first sad whisk Takes off thy dukedom; thou art but an earl. --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
3. A small culinary instrument made of wire, or the like, for whisking or beating eggs, cream, etc. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]
4. A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress. [1913 Webster]
My wife in her new lace whisk. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]
5. An impertinent fellow. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]
6. A plane used by coopers for evening chines. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Whisk'
From: GCIDE
Whisk \Whisk\, v. i. To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile movement. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Whisk'
From: GCIDE
Whisk \Whisk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whisked; p. pr. & vb. n. Whisking.] [Cf. Dan. viske, Sw. viska, G. wischen, D. wisschen. See Whisk, n.] [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
2. To move with a quick, sweeping motion. [1913 Webster]
He that walks in gray, whisking his riding rod. --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]
I beg she would not impale worms, nor whisk carp out of one element into another. --Walpole. [1913 Webster]
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