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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.
The CrissCross bristles reach deep between teeth and along the gum line to lift and sweep away plaque, while the rotating PowerHead effectively surrounds teeth to loosen and whisk away plaque from surfaces and hard-to-reach back teeth.
Many people take for granted the big trucks guided by agile men in uniforms who whisk away their discards.
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