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verb whisk pronunciation in British English /wɪsk/
Word Forms
present tense
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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