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whisk

 (wĭsk, hwĭsk)
v. whisked, whisk·ing, whisks
v.tr.
1. To move or cause to move with quick light sweeping motions: whisked crumbs off the table; whisked the children away.
2. To whip (eggs or cream).
v.intr.
To move lightly, nimbly, and rapidly.
n.
1. A quick light sweeping motion.
2. A whiskbroom.
3. A small bunch, as of twigs or hair, attached to a handle and used in brushing.
4. A kitchen utensil, usually in the form of stiff, thin wire loops attached to a handle, used for whipping foodstuffs.

[Middle English wisken, of Scandinavian origin.]

whisk

(wɪsk)
vb
1. (tr; often foll by away or off) to brush, sweep, or wipe off lightly
2. (tr) to move, carry, etc, with a light or rapid sweeping motion: the taxi whisked us to the airport.
3. (intr) to move, go, etc, quickly and nimbly: to whisk downstairs for a drink.
4. (Cookery) (tr) to whip (eggs, cream, etc) to a froth
n
5. the act of whisking
6. a light rapid sweeping movement or stroke
7. (Cookery) a utensil, often incorporating a coil of wires, for whipping eggs, etc
8. (Tools) a small brush or broom
9. a small bunch or bundle, as of grass, straw, etc
[C14: from Old Norse visk wisp; related to Middle Dutch wisch, Old High German wisc]

whisk

(ʰwɪsk, wɪsk)

v.t.
1. to move with a rapid sweeping stroke: to whisk the dishes off the table.
2. to sweep with a whisk broom or brush.
3. to draw, snatch, etc., lightly and rapidly: to whisk a child from danger.
4. to whip to a froth, as eggs, or blend, as a sauce, using a whisk.
v.i.
5. to sweep or pass lightly and rapidly.
n.
6. an act of whisking.
7. a rapid sweeping stroke.
9. a small bunch of grass, straw, hair, or the like, esp. for use in brushing.
10. an implement, usu. wire loops held together in a handle, for beating or whipping eggs, cream, etc.
[1325–75; (n.) Middle English (Scots) wysk rapid sweeping movement < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse, Norwegian visk wisp, Swedish viska besom]

Whisk

 a bundle or tuft of twigs, hair, feathers, etc.; a small bunch of grass; a swarm of insects moving quickly. Also, wisp.
Examples: whisk of feathers; flowers, 1848; of mushroom fly, 1867; of hair; of insects; of straw, 1862; of twigs.

whisk


Past participle: whisked
Gerund: whisking

Imperative
whisk
whisk
Present
I whisk
you whisk
he/she/it whisks
we whisk
you whisk
they whisk
Preterite
I whisked
you whisked
he/she/it whisked
we whisked
you whisked
they whisked
Present Continuous
I am whisking
you are whisking
he/she/it is whisking
we are whisking
you are whisking
they are whisking
Present Perfect
I have whisked
you have whisked
he/she/it has whisked
we have whisked
you have whisked
they have whisked
Past Continuous
I was whisking
you were whisking
he/she/it was whisking
we were whisking
you were whisking
they were whisking
Past Perfect
I had whisked
you had whisked
he/she/it had whisked
we had whisked
you had whisked
they had whisked
Future
I will whisk
you will whisk
he/she/it will whisk
we will whisk
you will whisk
they will whisk
Future Perfect
I will have whisked
you will have whisked
he/she/it will have whisked
we will have whisked
you will have whisked
they will have whisked
Future Continuous
I will be whisking
you will be whisking
he/she/it will be whisking
we will be whisking
you will be whisking
they will be whisking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whisking
you have been whisking
he/she/it has been whisking
we have been whisking
you have been whisking
they have been whisking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whisking
you will have been whisking
he/she/it will have been whisking
we will have been whisking
you will have been whisking
they will have been whisking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whisking
you had been whisking
he/she/it had been whisking
we had been whisking
you had been whisking
they had been whisking
Conditional
I would whisk
you would whisk
he/she/it would whisk
we would whisk
you would whisk
they would whisk
Past Conditional
I would have whisked
you would have whisked
he/she/it would have whisked
we would have whisked
you would have whisked
they would have whisked

whisk

To beat air into eggs, cream or batter using a looped wire utensil (a whisk).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whisk - a mixer incorporating a coil of wireswhisk - a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
mixer - a kitchen utensil that is used for mixing foods
2.whisk - a small short-handled broom used to brush clotheswhisk - a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
broom - a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
Verb1.whisk - move somewhere quickly; "The President was whisked away in his limo"
bring, convey, take - take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
2.whisk - move quickly and nimbly; "He whisked into the house"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
3.whisk - brush or wipe off lightly
wipe, pass over - rub with a circular motion; "wipe the blackboard"; "He passed his hands over the soft cloth"
4.whisk - whip with or as if with a wire whiskwhisk - whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
scramble, beat - stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"

whisk

verb
1. rush, sweep, hurry I was whisked away in a police car.
2. pull, whip (informal), snatch, take The waiter whisked our plates away.
3. speed, race, shoot, fly, career, tear, rush, sweep, dash, hurry, barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), sprint, dart, hasten, burn rubber (informal), go like the clappers (Brit. informal), hightail it (U.S. informal), wheech (Scot. informal) She whisked out of the room.
4. flick, whip, sweep, brush, wipe, twitch The dog whisked its tail around in excitement.
5. beat, mix vigorously, stir vigorously, whip, fluff up Whisk together the sugar and the egg yolks.
noun
1. flick, sweep, brush, whip, wipe With one whisk of its tail, the horse brushed the flies off.
2. beater, mixer, blender Using a whisk, beat the mixture until it thickens.

whisk

verb
2. To mix rapidly to a frothy consistency:
Translations
حَرَكَه خاطِفَهمِخْفَقَةمِخْفَقَهيَخْفُقيُزيل أو يَنْقُل بِحَرَكَةٍ خاطِفَه
šlehač
piskerisfejefejenpiske
huitaisu
mješač za snijeg
elröppentfelverlekap
òeytaòeytarisnögg stroka/hreyfingsópa; skjótast
素早い動き
털기
pačiuptipagriebimasplaktuvas
ātri aiznest/aizvest/aizslaucītputojamaissakultvēciensvēziens
rýchlo dopraviťšľahačzmiesť
mešalnikstepati
visp
การตีให้เข้ากัน เช่นตีไข่กับครีม
birden alıp götürmekçırpmaçırpma teliçırpmakhızla alıp ortadan kaldırmak
dụng cụ đánh trứng

whisk

[wɪsk]
A. N
1. (= fly whisk) → matamoscas m inv
2. (Culin) (= hand whisk) → batidor m; (= electric whisk) → batidora f
B. VT
1. (Culin) → batir
2. (= move quickly) they whisked him off to a meetingse lo llevaron volando a una reunión
we were whisked up in the lift to the ninth floorel ascensor nos llevó con toda rapidez al piso nueve
see also whisk off, whisk up
C. VI he whisked past me as I was coming incuando entraba, le vi pasar de largo a toda velocidad
whisk away
A. VT + ADV
1. (= shake off) [+ dust] → quitar con un movimiento brusco
the horse whisked the flies away with its tailel caballo ahuyentó las moscas con la cola
2. (= take) the waiter whisked the dishes awayel camarero se llevó los platos en seguida
she whisked it away from meme lo arrebató
B. VI + ADVdesaparecer de repente
whisk off VT + ADV [+ dust] → quitar con un movimiento brusco
see also whisk B2
whisk up VT + ADV (Culin) → batir
see also whisk B2

whisk

hwɪsk]
nfouet m
vt
[+ eggs, cream] → fouetter
to whisk sb away → escamoter qn

whisk

n
(= fly whisk)Wedel m; (Cook) → Schneebesen m; (electric) → Rührbesen m, → Rührstab m, → Rührgerät nt; give the eggs a good whiskschlagen Sie die Eier gut durch
(= movement)Wischen nt; (of skirts)Schwingen nt; with a whisk of its tailmit einem Schwanzschlag
vt
(Cook) → schlagen; eggsverquirlen; to whisk the eggs into the mixturedie Eier unter die Masse einrühren
the horse whisked its taildas Pferd schlug mit dem Schwanz
(= move quickly) she whisked the book out of my handsie riss mir das Buch aus der Hand
vi (= move quickly)fegen (inf), → stieben

whisk

[wɪsk]
1. n (Culin) (also hand whisk) → frusta, frullino a mano (also electric whisk) → frullino elettrico
with a whisk of its tail → con un colpo di coda
2. vt
a. (Culin) → frullare, sbattere; (egg whites) → montare a neve
b. whisk the eggs into the mixtureincorporare le uova all'impasto mescolando energicamente
the horse whisked the flies away with its tail → il cavallo scacciava le mosche con la coda
the waiter whisked the dishes away → il cameriere tolse in fretta i piatti
they whisked him off to a meeting → lo trascinarono di gran fretta a una riunione

whisk

(wisk) verb
1. to sweep, or cause to move, rapidly. He whisked the dirty dishes off the table; He whisked her off to the doctor.
2. to beat (eggs etc) with a fork or whisk.
noun
1. a rapid, sweeping motion.
2. a kitchen tool made of wire etc, for beating eggs, cream etc.

whisk

مِخْفَقَة šlehač piskeris Wischen ξεσκονιστήρι batidor huitaisu fouet mješač za snijeg frusta 素早い動き 털기 garde pisking trzepaczka batedeira взмах visp การตีให้เข้ากัน เช่นตีไข่กับครีม yumurta çırpıcısı dụng cụ đánh trứng 打蛋器
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You who have tails just whisk the flies off without thinking about it, and you can't tell what a torment it is to have them settle upon you and sting and sting, and have nothing in the world to lash them off with.
Haley's horse, which was a white one, and very fleet and spirited, appeared to enter into the spirit of the scene with great gusto; and having for his coursing ground a lawn of nearly half a mile in extent, gently sloping down on every side into indefinite woodland, he appeared to take infinite delight in seeing how near he could allow his pursuers to approach him, and then, when within a hand's breadth, whisk off with a start and a snort, like a mischievous beast as he was and career far down into some alley of the wood-lot.
Every room in the brick house was as neat as wax, and she had only to pull up the shades, go over the floors with a whisk broom, and dust the furniture.
cried the little creature, making a whisk at him with the handkerchief with which she was wiping her face,
We listened to the steward going into the bathroom out of the saloon, filling the water bottles there, scrubbing the bath, setting things to rights, whisk, bang, clatter--out again into the saloon--turn the key--click.
His very cat knew it, and forebore to whisk her tail in the presence of the man of genius.
Certainly even the priests respected their seclusion; I had never caught the whisk of the curato's skirt.
On his last visit I heard him whisk off the dust-sheet; then he waited a minute; and when he came out it was to lead the way into the open air as though the accursed house belonged to him.
However, I can say it now"; so he shouted out "Pooh" at the top of his voice, gave a whisk with his tail, and went back into his hole.
We saw it whisk past the light thrown from over the door and disappear against the black shadow of the house.
I was pleased to see her whisk round, rather indignant at last.
So, with a snort and a neigh and a whisk of his short tail he trotted off the roof into the air and at once began floating downward to the street.