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  1. (verb-transitive) To move or cause to move with quick light sweeping motions: whisked crumbs off the table; whisked the children away.
  2. (verb-transitive) To whip (eggs or cream).
  3. (verb-intransitive) To move lightly, nimbly, and rapidly.
  4. (noun) A quick light sweeping motion.
  5. (noun) A whiskbroom.
  6. (noun) A small bunch, as of twigs or hair, attached to a handle and used in brushing.
  7. (noun) A kitchen utensil, usually in the form of stiff, thin wire loops attached to a handle, used for whipping foodstuffs.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. How many times can you use the word "whisk" in a very short story? - msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines
  2. A balloon whisk is the best tool for this job since the wire strands really do a good job or emulsifying (mixing together) the two ingredients, one oil based, the other water. - Meathead Goldwyn: Crispy Cornell Chicken: An Upstate New York Classic
  3. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the salt until a ribbon forms when the whisk is lifted out of the bowl. - "Royal Eggs" custard dessert: Huevos reales
  4. The egg foam will be thick and will form a slowly dissolving ribbon falling back onto the bowl of whipped eggs when the whisk is lifted. - the daring bakers strike again - yule log
  5. I believe she supposed I could with a word whisk Jim away out of her very arms; it is my sober conviction she went through agonies of apprehension during my long talks with Jim; through a real and intolerable anguish that might have conceivably driven her into plotting my murder, had the fierceness of her soul been equal to the tremendous situation it had created. - Lord Jim


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