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whisk someone or something away

to move someone or something out of the way rapidly. The firemen came and whisked the students away to a safe place. The agents whisked away a number of people.
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whisk away

v.
1. To remove something with quick light sweeping motions: The waiter whisked the crumbs away. My girlfriend whisked away the check before I could see it.
2. To escort, conduct, or carry someone or something swiftly and quietly away: The bodyguards whisked away the politician after the speech. The ambulance whisked the accident victim away to the hospital.
3. To indulge someone's fancy by conducting or transporting them away: I was whisked away from my boring life after I accepted the job offer. My boyfriend whisked me away to Paris.
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Its cover is designed to whisk away the hand's heat and moisture caused by long use; its zippered cover is removable for washing.
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Many people take for granted the big trucks guided by agile men in uniforms who whisk away their discards.
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Using a garden trowel and a paint brush to whisk away dirt, the students got down and dirty to unearth their finds.