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whisk away

1. To brush or sweep something off of the surface of someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whisk" and "away." My wife whisked the cat hair off my shoulder before I left for my interview. Let me just whisk off these hair clippings before you sit down, sir.
2. To remove something (from some place) very suddenly or hurriedly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whisk" and "away." After giving the journalists a very brief glimpse at the prototype, the company whisked it away back into their lab. I wish you hadn't whisked away my plate from the table like that—I was still eating!
3. To escort or accompany someone away (from some place) very abruptly or hurriedly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whisk" and "away." Security forces whisked the president away after the first gunshots were heard. I wish my husband would just whisk me away to somewhere exotic like Thailand or the Bahamas for a week.
4. To bring someone on a romantic or exciting journey (to some place) away from home. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whisk" and "away." I wish my husband would just whisk me away to somewhere exotic like Thailand or the Bahamas for a week. Before we knew it, we were whisked away on a whirlwind adventure around the globe.
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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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Chantal's Whisk Away easel cards support the promotion at point of sale, directing retailers to the company's 40-SKU kitchen tool assortment.
It is much more difficult to whisk away a Senator or Representative to a golf resort for 10 hours of lobbyist-financed recreation and conversation when that legislator would much prefer to spend weekends in the home district, raising funds for the next election and speaking with constituents.
Its cover is designed to whisk away the hand's heat and moisture caused by long use; its zippered cover is removable for washing.
Many people take for granted the big trucks guided by agile men in uniforms who whisk away their discards.
Instead, they suggest that the windswept tracks reflect less sunlight than normal because the dust devils whisk away oust and small sand grains.