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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.
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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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His nurses will whisk him away after about 15 minutes, but before it's over, the spectacle -- Spiderman, Superman and Captain America rappelling from the roof of a Winfield hospital four stories to the ground Monday -- is a thrilling break from the routine for the 14-year-old from Naperville.
Elsewhere, after snogging David's face off, air-hostess Nikki offers to whisk him away from all this to a place she apparently thinks is called Accopoco.
He further said that Pervez Musharraf was being kept at the hospital on the plea of treatment and efforts were made to whisk him away outside the country.
in and surprise, and Kylie's plan to whisk him away for a romantic mini-break is doomed when he overhears her and Gail, left, talking about the real secret they've all been keeping from him.
CORONATION STREET, ITV1, 7.30pm and 8.30pm DAVID PLATT is an awkward man to try and surprise, and Kylie's plan to whisk him away for a romantic mini-break is doomed when he overhears her and Gail, left, talking about the real secret they've all been keeping from him.
Jassar also suffered difficulties during the show, having to call for his bodyguards and a diplomatic car to escort whisk him away from trouble.
No doubt his ministerial car was waiting to whisk him away when he was finished with his photo-op.