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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 watering can settles the new plantings in place but a drying wind and unbroken sunshine whips away the moisture before it has done its useful job.
This is an area where only links golfing is considered to be sport, and the championship courses at Portrush or Portstewart will have you snapping your clubs in frustration as the wind whips away your perfectly aimed drive.
When the wind gets up, it whips away moisture from the foliage.
There are good lines too for cafe owner Gina Rossi (Libby McArthur) - at one point she whips away a cooked breakfast from her dad (Beattie) and tells him to "get faster teeth".
Sam whips away the towel to show actor John in all his glory - and cigarette still in place; TOP GIRL: Sam and John soak up rays
SAFETY FIRST: Lifejacket is the order of the day; TAKING AIM: Barrymore tries out his catapult; OUCH!: The star whips away his hand in pain; WATCH THE BIRDIE: Barrymore offers a titbit; SWAN VISTA: Barrymore lights up but keeps his hand well clear of the bird that gave his finger a good pecking
Mosca (Guy Henry on top form) whips away the bed cover and Volpone (Malcolm Storry in a performance of great richness) is revealed lolling in the gold-leafed arms of his hermaphrodite, his eunuch and his dwarf, Nano.