An example of whisk is when you quickly clear away clutter.
An example of whisk is when you beat eggs before you scramble them.
An example of a whisk is a kitchen gadget you use to mix eggs before you scramble them.
Whisked crumbs off the table; whisked the children away.
To whisk out a handkerchief, to whisk off crumbs.
I used a whisk to sweep the counter, then a push-broom for the floor.
The governess whisked the children from the room before they could see their presents.
The children whisked down the road to the fair, laughing and chattering as they went.
Origin of whisk
- Middle English wisken of Scandinavian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English, from Old Norse visk (compare Danish visk), from Proto-Germanic *wisk- 'move quickly' (compare Old English wiscian 'to plait', granwisc 'awn', Dutch wis 'wisp', German Wisch), from Proto-Indo-European *uÌ¯eis (compare Latin virga 'rod, switch', viscus 'entrails', Lithuanian vizgÃ©ti 'to tremble', Czech vechet 'wisp of straw', Sanskrit veÅŸka 'noose').