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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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He said in earlier days political workers were arrested, detained, sentenced and flogged but now state has changed its way of tyranny and it now whisks away people, forcibly disappears them and bodies of many of them are dumped or they are crippled physically or mentally.
It whisks away fuel spilt in gas stations, excess fertilizer from over-treated lawns, trash and pet feces from the streets, and funnels all of it into the stormwater system.
The cruise whisks away attendees on a 10-day excursion with stops in Spain, France, and Italy.
As the fluid evaporates (changes from a liquid to a gas) off the skin, it whisks away heat.
The precision rotary blade (a miniature version of those found in electric razors) whisks away unwanted hairs painlessly.
The regimen whisks away dead skin cells and surface oils, revealing healthy-looking skin with a luminous glow, according to company executives.