Meaning of whisk

whisk

Pronunciation: (hwisk, wisk), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to move with a rapid, sweeping stroke: She whisked everything off the table with her arm.
  2. to sweep (dust, crumbs, etc., or a surface) with a whisk broom, brush, or the like.
  3. to draw, snatch, carry, etc., lightly and rapidly: He whisked the money into his pocket.
  4. to whip (eggs, cream, etc.) to a froth with a whisk or beating instrument.
—v.i.
  1. to sweep, pass, or go lightly and rapidly.
—n.
  1. an act of whisking.
  2. a rapid, sweeping stroke; light, rapid movement.
  3. See
  4. a small bunch of grass, straw, hair, or the like, esp. for use in brushing.
  5. an implement, usually a bunch of wire loops held together in a handle, for beating or whipping eggs, cream, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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