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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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Upon entering the Arrivals Hall at Hong Kong's International Airport, a smartly dressed representative from Shangri-La was waiting to whisk us away in a Mercedes S-Class limo to our home from home for the next few days.
Thomson Cruises want to whisk us away to the Caribbean - possibly to stock up on rum for the pudding, cake and mince pies.
They promise to whisk us away on an imaginative journey above the clouds on a dream machine powered by a 1929 Citroen C3 with performances on Church Road on the afternoon of August 6 and 7.
We're getting one in the hope someone will whisk us away!
Theatre isn't just there to entertain us and whisk us away from our everyday lives for a short period of time - it also has the ability to educate, spark debate, make us laugh, cry, shock us and enjoy shared experiences.
Following a recommendation from the manager, we booked to eat at a nearby bay-side restaurant, and that evening at 7.30pm a speed boat pulled up outside to whisk us away to our table.
However, there was little time to fantasize as Torkild and Kristina were waiting to whisk us away to the ferry back to civilization.
The Jewish messiah, it turned out, was a gaunt poet with a guitar who promised not to whisk us away to some other, better world but to teach us how to come to terms with this one.
It's in there next to the sad resignation that Richard Gere isn't going to swoop in, give us a stonking big ruby necklace and whisk us away in a private jet to a life of unbridled romance.
The next day we made our way downstairs to board the aluminum boats that came to whisk us away over the shallow coral beds to the wharf at Nukununo.
Stick, Larry and Frank whisk us away on their favourite tour by literally throwing on the mantel of the various weird and wonderful personalities on their buses who "complained their way round Germany."
The pace never slowed as each day local guides boarded the ship, eager to whisk us away to whatever delights their city or province offered.
There is even more excitement to come when we hear teams of barking huskies waiting outside to whisk us away through Santa's forest.
And of course, what could sum up global vision better than Hays Travel, whose holidays can whisk us away anywhere from Corsica to the Caribbean.