Whisk
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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  • whisk — whisk; whisk·er·age; whisk·ered; whisk·ery; whisk·er; …   English syllables

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whisk — [hwisk, wisk] n. [ME wisk < ON visk, wisp, brush < IE * weisk (< * weis , supple twig, broom) > Ger wischen, to wipe] 1. a) the act of brushing with a quick, light, sweeping motion b) such a motion 2. a small bunch of straw, twigs,… …   English World dictionary

  • Whisk — Whisk, n. [See {Whist}, n.] A game at cards; whist. [Obs.] Taylor (1630). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whisk — Whisk, v. i. To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile movement. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whisk — [v] brush quickly; hasten barrel, bullet, dart, dash, flick, flit, flutter, fly, hurry, race, rush, shoot, speed, sweep, tear, whip, whiz, wipe, zip; concept 152 …   New thesaurus

  • whisk — ► VERB 1) move or take suddenly, quickly, and lightly. 2) beat (a substance) with a light, rapid movement. ► NOUN 1) a utensil for whisking eggs or cream. 2) a bunch of grass, twigs, or bristles for flicking away dust or flies. 3) a brief, rapid… …   English terms dictionary

  • Whisk — A whisk is a cooking utensil used in food preparation to blend ingredients smooth, or to incorporate air into a mixture, in a process known as or . Most whisks consist of a long, narrow handle with a series of wire loops joined at the end. The… …   Wikipedia

  • whisk — I UK [wɪsk] / US / US [hwɪsk] noun [countable] Word forms whisk : singular whisk plural whisks a kitchen tool that consists of several long closed curves of wire joined to a handle that you quickly move through a soft food to put air into it II… …   English dictionary

  • whisk — [[t](h)wɪ̱sk[/t]] whisks, whisking, whisked 1) VERB If you whisk someone or something somewhere, you take them or move them there quickly. [V n prep/adv] He whisked her across the dance floor... [V n prep/adv] I was whisked away in a police car.… …   English dictionary

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