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whisk someone around

to move someone around rapidly from place to place. I didn't get much chance to see the city. They just whisked me around. We whisked around the visitor from place to place.
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whisk (someone or an animal) off

to brush [something] off someone or an animal. The barber quickly whisked him off and collected the fee. The barber whisked off the customer.
See also: off, whisk

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.
See also: away, whisk

whisk someone or something off (to something)

to move someone or something to something or some place rapidly. The government agents whisked the witness off to a secret place. They whisked off the suspect to a holding cell.
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whisk something off (of) someone or something

 and whisk something off
to brush something off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The barber whisked the loose hairs off of the customer. The barber whisked off the loose hairs.
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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.
See also: away, whisk

whisk off

v.
1. To remove something from the surface of someone or something with quick light sweeping motions: My friend whisked the crumbs off the table.
2. To remove something or someone from something swiftly and quietly: The waiter whisked the dish off the table. They whisked the actor off the stage.
3. To escort, conduct, or carry someone or something swiftly and quietly away: The bodyguards whisked off the politician after the speech. My parents whisked us off. The victim was whisked off to the hospital.
4. To depart on an errand swiftly and quietly: The salesperson whisked off and returned with the perfect gift.
5. To indulge someone's fancy by conducting or transporting them away: My partner whisked me off to New York. The butler whisked off the guests to the dining room.
See also: off, whisk
References in classic literature ?
The ex-Rhodes scholar whisked out of the room and reappeared with a considerable choice of footwear--pumps, cloth bath-slippers, and a purple pair adorned with golden sun-flowers.
They were all exceedingly busy and whisked about at such a rate that they seemed to possess the power of being in half a dozen places at once.
Davy and Dora, the Green Gables twins, whisked the babies off to the garden.
A bird alighted fearlessly within reach of her hand, and a squirrel whisked his bushy tail on a tree-branch almost under her nose--yet with his bright little eyes all the while on the motionless dog.
The pony having thoroughly satisfied himself as to the nature and properties of the fire-plug, looked into the air after his old enemies the flies, and as there happened to be one of them tickling his ear at that moment he shook his head and whisked his tail, after which he appeared full of thought but quite comfortable and collected.
To celebrate the launch, Whisk is offering a New York City-themed treat: Ride Whisk during launch week (October 28th through November 2nd) and if whisked away by one of several special Whisk cupcake mobiles, passengers will receive a $10 Magnolia Bakery cupcake gift card during their ride.
Stir the horseradish and lime mixture into the whisked cream.
Now for the sabayon (French term for whisked egg yolks and sugar).
The one that easily illicits stares from gawking guests when whisked across the dining room to the lucky recipient.
Melt chocolate with cream and milk in a glass bowl in microwave oven on high power 1 to 2 minutes, until completely smooth and blended when whisked with a wire whisk or fork.
The most important ingredient is not the egg white but the air, because the whisked egg white is going to provide aeration for souffles, meringues, cakes and the like.
10, 2003: Fourth graph, first and second sentences of release should read: Once the E-Card is sent, the gift certificate is then whisked to its destination by UPS.