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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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Each evening throughout December, the Dock will present a magical light display - designed to captivate visitors and whisk them away on a fantastical journey of storytelling and imagination.
Although the protesters briefly disrupted the program, the police were able to whisk them away, allowing the 45-minute celebration to push toward its end.
My husband is now threatening to whisk them away without me.
They arrived separately and then left out by the back door where there were two vans with blacked-out windows waiting to whisk them away," News Of The World quoted a source as saying.
On arrival clients are welcomed by their Englishspeaking driver who, having monitored the flight arrival, is waiting to whisk them away.
We will whisk them away to their very own purpose-built idyllic community in the English countryside for four weeks this summer.
Now a group of Daily Mirror Youth Achievers will have the chance to reach for the sky because Aero-Heli have offered to charter a helicopter to whisk them away in style from Stormont's VIP helipad.