verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of whisk
Examples from the Web for whisked
She narrowed her eyes, bit her lip as if to chew over the question, and whisked some stray blond hairs away from her face.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After last night's dinner, Will and Kate, still in evening dress, were whisked to JFK airport for an overnight flight home.Kate and William's Glamorous $2m New York Send Off|Tom Sykes|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before he could grab a bottled water, he was whisked away to do a Q&A for an audience of three thousand.
The four military men in the jet were whisked away and tried in the United States.U.S. Soldiers, Accused of Rape in Italy, Hope to Go Free in America|Barbie Latza Nadeau|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was whisked away from the scene of the attack, but his tormentors assaulted him again in the local hospital.In Egypt’s Countryside, Vendettas Between Police and Islamists Simmer|Mike Giglio, Christopher Dickey|October 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She whisked off with her cloth to the screen, deposited it, reappeared.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
As soon as the ceremony was over, the bridegroom was whisked away, to be followed by the bride when she had cut the wedding cake.Glory of Youth|Temple Bailey
He scampered up the tree as only Happy Jack can and whisked in at the open doorway of the hollow.The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum|Thornton W. Burgess
The leaves turned from green to golden brown, and some of them were whisked away by the rough wind.Tell Me Another Story|Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
John whisked her off merrily and carried her to the home which was to be theirs.The Wind Before the Dawn|Dell H. Munger
Word Origin for whisk
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.
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.