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Meaning of WHISK

Pronunciation:  wisk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
  2. [n]  a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  3. [v]  whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs"
  4. [v]  brush or wipe off lightly
  5. [v]  move somewhere quickly; "The President was whisked away in his limo"
  6. [v]  move quickly and nimbly; "He whisked into the house"

WHISK is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: whip, whisk off, whiskbroom
 See Also: beat, bring, broom, convey, go, locomote, mixer, move, pass over, scramble, take, travel, whip up, whomp up, wipe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Whisk\, n. [See {Whist}, n.]
    A game at cards; whist. [Obs.] --Taylor (1630).
  2. \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. Fletcher.
    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.
    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.
  3. \Whisk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whisked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Whisking}.] [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.
  4. \Whisk\, v. i.
    To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile