whisk

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. [egg]beater; whiskbroom. —v. whip, froth, beat; sweep; swish, whish; zip. See agitation, velocity.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. flit, flutter, speed; see hurry 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. brush sweep, flick.
2. beat whip.
3. move quickly whip, dart, hurry, rush, hasten.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whiz, wing, zip, zoom. Informal: hotfoot, rip. Slang: barrel, highball. Chiefly British: nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See MOVE. 2. To mix rapidly to a frothy consistency: beat, whip. See ASSEMBLE, REPETITION.

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  • Whisk — Whisk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whisked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whisking}.] [Cf. Dan. viske, Sw. viska, G. wischen, D. wisschen. See {Whisk}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sweep, brush, or agitate, with a light, rapid motion; as, to whisk dust from a table; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whisk — whisk; whisk·er·age; whisk·ered; whisk·ery; whisk·er; …   English syllables

  • Whisk — Whisk, n. [Probably for wisk, and of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. visk a wisp; akin to Dan. visk, Sw. viska, D. wisch, OHG. wisc, G. wisch. See {Wisp}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of whisking; a rapid, sweeping motion, as of something light; a sudden… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whisk — [hwisk, wisk] n. [ME wisk < ON visk, wisp, brush < IE * weisk (< * weis , supple twig, broom) > Ger wischen, to wipe] 1. a) the act of brushing with a quick, light, sweeping motion b) such a motion 2. a small bunch of straw, twigs,… …   English World dictionary

  • Whisk — Whisk, n. [See {Whist}, n.] A game at cards; whist. [Obs.] Taylor (1630). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whisk — Whisk, v. i. To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile movement. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whisk — [v] brush quickly; hasten barrel, bullet, dart, dash, flick, flit, flutter, fly, hurry, race, rush, shoot, speed, sweep, tear, whip, whiz, wipe, zip; concept 152 …   New thesaurus

  • whisk — ► VERB 1) move or take suddenly, quickly, and lightly. 2) beat (a substance) with a light, rapid movement. ► NOUN 1) a utensil for whisking eggs or cream. 2) a bunch of grass, twigs, or bristles for flicking away dust or flies. 3) a brief, rapid… …   English terms dictionary

  • whisk|er|y — «HWIHS kuhr ee», adjective. 1. having whiskers: »a ruddy, whiskery Englishman dressed in shorts (Harper s). 2. Figurative. suggestive of whiskers and age; very old: »a whiskery saying or superstition …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whisk — A whisk is a cooking utensil used in food preparation to blend ingredients smooth, or to incorporate air into a mixture, in a process known as or . Most whisks consist of a long, narrow handle with a series of wire loops joined at the end. The… …   Wikipedia

  • whisk — I UK [wɪsk] / US / US [hwɪsk] noun [countable] Word forms whisk : singular whisk plural whisks a kitchen tool that consists of several long closed curves of wire joined to a handle that you quickly move through a soft food to put air into it II… …   English dictionary

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