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whisk (one) around

1. To physically move one around some place very quickly or frenetically. I don't really feel like we had a proper dance—he just whisked me around the room all evening.
2. To guide or direct one around some place very quickly or frenetically. It was a terrible tour—they whisked us around various parts the city so fast that I can barely even remember them. The boss whisked me around the office building so I could see the layout before showing me where I would be working.
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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.
See also: away, whisk

whisk off

1. To remove something (from some place) very suddenly or hurriedly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whisk" and "off." The journalists had barely been given a glimpse at the company's secretive new prototype before it was being whisked off again. I wish you hadn't whisked my plate off like that—I was still eating!
2. To brush or sweep something off of the surface of someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whisk" and "off." 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.
3. To escort or accompany someone away (from some place) very abruptly or hurriedly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whisk" and "off." Security forces whisked the president off after the first gunshots were heard. I wish my husband would just whisk me off 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 "off." I wish my husband would just whisk me off to somewhere exotic like Thailand or the Bahamas for a week. Before we knew it, we were whisked off on a whirlwind adventure around the globe.
See also: off, whisk

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.
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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 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.
See also: off, whisk

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
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Reduce the heat to low, gradually add the cheddar and Parm, and whisk until they have completely melted.
Remove the egg yolk mixture from the electric whisk.
INGREDIENTS For the pastry: 225g plain flour; pinch of salt; 170g ice-cold butter, cut into small cubes; 1 egg whisked with 1tsp ice-cold water; 1tbsp caster sugar For the filling: 300ml lemon juice; 100ml lime juice; 100ml orange or tangerine juice 50ml water; 240g caster sugar; 1tsp salt; zest of 1 grapefruit; 4tbsp cornflour; 100ml gin; 170g butter; 6 egg yolks plus 2 whole eggs For the meringue: 350g golden caster sugar; 4 egg whites; 1tsp vanilla extract METHOD 1.
Whisk, which is run by former Apprentice contestant Nick Holzherr (pictured), has invented 'Culinary Coach'.
3 Whisk until everything is smooth and incorporated, then keep whisking to thicken and aerate.
being sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl, and whisk
1 For the custard, whisk 150g sugar, the egg yolks and cornflour in a bowl until pale and smooth.
Make the meringue: Whisk egg whites in a clean bowl until they form soft peaks, then whisk in half of the caster sugar, adding the rest gradually while continuously whisking, until the mixture is thick and glossy.
In less than two-and-a-half years, Dan and Diana Saklad have created Whisk, a thriving kitchenware and cooking school in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.
HKA's new Professional Quality Silicone Spatula and Whisk Set includes four silicone and stainless steel, heat-resistant tools, including a large red spatula (10.8"x 2.1"), a medium green spatula (8"x 1.6"), a medium green whisk (10"x 2.0") and a small red whisk (8"x 1.8").
Using a freestanding electric mixer with the whisk attachment or a hand-held electric whisk, whisk the eggs, milk, melted butter and honey together on a medium speed until very well combined.
Figure 25.9 The Simple Tenses Verb/Tense Active Voice Passive Voice Forming the Passive Voice whisk/present whisk/whisks is/are whisked present tense of to be + past The chef The eggs are participle of whisks whisked by whisk the eggs.