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Definition of "whisk" []

  • To move or cause to move with quick light sweeping motions: whisked crumbs off the table; whisked the children away. (verb-transitive)
  • To whip (eggs or cream). (verb-transitive)
  • To move lightly, nimbly, and rapidly. (verb-intransitive)
  • A quick light sweeping motion. (noun)
  • A whiskbroom. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whisk" in a sentence
  • "How many times can you use the word "whisk" in a very short story?"
  • "A balloon whisk is the best tool for this job since the wire strands really do a good job or emulsifying (mixing together) the two ingredients, one oil based, the other water."
  • "In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the salt until a ribbon forms when the whisk is lifted out of the bowl."