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whip away

To remove and escort someone or something from some place or take someone or something away from someone in a very hurried or aggressive manner. Security forces whipped the president away after the first gunshots were heard. After giving the journalists a very brief glimpse at the prototype, the company whipped it away back into their lab. The police officer whipped the parent away from her children.
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whip something away (from someone)

to jerk something away from someone suddenly. The mugger whipped Sally's purse away from her and ran. The thief whipped away the purse.
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THE Government has confirmed it is coming for Newcastle councillors and potentially whipping away their seats in a boundary review.
EDT (1700 GMT), when it crept within 7,500 miles (12,000 km) before whipping away again like a slingshot.
But this Liberal Democrat party is now committed to cutting public services, whipping away the safety net just as people are beginning to need it more.
Half-way through, there's a 20-minute interval and Ross returns in an enormous red frilly dress, later whipping away the skirt Bucks Fizz-style to reveal a tiny miniskirt.
By meddling with the shape and substance of a time-honoured ceremony, the Church could be accused of whipping away another brick from an already shaky building.
For much of its duration Blu-Tack-coated piano strings convey a lute-like quality until, after a whipping away worthy of Bucks Fizz making their mind up, a whole new world of resonances opens up.