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verb whisk pronunciation in British English /wɪsk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywhisk
he/she/itwhisks
present participlewhisking
past tensewhisked
past participlewhisked

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to mix something very quickly using a whisk
    Whisk in the butter, then the flour.
    Whisk the olive oil and lemon juice together.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to move someone or something very quickly
    whisk someone/something off/away/through etc: In obvious pain, he was whisked off to the hospital.
    The police whisked her away in a van.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to move something with a quick movement
      She whisked the dirty plates off the table.
    2. b.
      [intransitive] to move quickly
      The President whisked through South America last month.

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