I was whisked away to a juvenile home, where social workers talked to my mother and me.
“No sooner had he dropped the 11th-hour witness on our doorstep than he whisked him away,” writes Ashton.
On the left was an express lane of sorts—I saw Jesse Jackson whisked down it, and could only think, "Nuts!"
The royals spent a few minutes shaking hands until they were whisked inside.
Before he could grab a bottled water, he was whisked away to do a Q&A for an audience of three thousand.
The squid enveloped the jig with its tentacles and would be whisked aboard squirting sepia in protest.
He whisked through the hole spryly and was back again in no time.
In due course, however, she was whisked away from the footlights and sent abroad to be educated.
Patty whisked out, and Carry knew she should go to her sewing.
Lois and her four assistants had whisked the coverings from the furniture and restored something like an air of life.
late 14c., "quick stroke, sweeping movement," probably from Old Norse visk "wisp," from Proto-Germanic *wisk- "move quickly" (cf. Middle Dutch wisch, Dutch wis, Old High German wisc, German wisch "wisp, brush"), from PIE root *weis- "to turn, twist" (cf. Sanskrit veskah "noose," Czech vechet "a wisp of straw"). Meaning "implement for beating eggs, etc." first recorded 1570s.
late 15c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish viske, Norwegian, Swedish viska) related to Old English wiscian "to plait," weoxian "to clean" (with a whisk or brush), granwisc "awn" (see whisk (n.)). Related: Whisked; whisking.