whisk

noun
\ ˈhwisk How to pronounce whisk (audio) , ˈwisk\

Definition of whisk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a quick light brushing or whipping motion
2a : a usually wire kitchen utensil used for beating food by hand
b : a flexible bunch (as of twigs, feathers, or straw) attached to a handle for use as a brush

whisk

verb
whisked; whisking; whisks

Definition of whisk (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to move nimbly and quickly

transitive verb

1 : to move or convey briskly whisked the children off to bed
2 : to mix or fluff up by or as if by beating with a whisk whisk egg whites
3 : to brush or wipe off lightly

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Synonyms & Antonyms for whisk

Synonyms: Noun

swish, switch, wag, waggle

Synonyms: Verb

accelerate, bundle, fast-track, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed (up)

Antonyms: Verb

brake, decelerate, retard, slow (down)

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Examples of whisk in a Sentence

Noun

with a whisk of the broom, the dirt was gone

Verb

Whisk the eggs with the cream until the mixture thickens. She whisked the children off to bed. The taxi whisked me to the airport. The waitress whisked my plate away before I was finished eating.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The whisk on a stand mixer will fail to come in contact with smaller amounts of cream. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "The best thing to do with heavy cream? Whip it, whip it good.," 17 June 2019 In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and butter, until combined. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "A Rendez-Vous with blueberry pancakes," 16 Aug. 2019 In a small bowl whisk together stir-fry sauce, peanut butter and crushed red pepper. Chris Ross, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fresh fruit sweetens Thai-style chicken salad," 23 July 2019 When ready to bread, preheat the oven to 400°. Set up a breading station: In a shallow bowl whisk together cooled panko and ranch seasoning, in another bowl add eggs, and in another bowl add flour. Laura Rege, Good Housekeeping, "Ranch Mozzarella Sticks," 4 June 2019 Take off heat and whisk in flour until fully combined. Josie Sexton, The Know, "From peach foie gras to boozy slushies, 20 ways to eat peaches at Denver restaurants right now," 28 Aug. 2019 Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky State Fair homemade cake winner is a delicious mix of bourbon, chocolate and nuts," 13 Aug. 2019 Remove from heat and whisk constantly until room temperature (quick cool over ice if desired). Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "These Sweet Recipes Are Perfect For Celebrating National Frozen Custard Day," 8 Aug. 2019 Add the salt and whisk until the chocolate is melted and incorporated. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Creamy and just the right amount sweet, this is the chocolate ice cream base we swear by," 9 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Slowly whisk the stock and milk into the pan and bring to a simmer. ExpressNews.com, "Wednesday Recipe: Cast-Iron Chicken Pot Pie," 28 Aug. 2019 Gradually whisk in the olive oil until the dressing emulsifies. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Ripe tomatoes, pickling cukes, and crispy croutons are tossed together in this panzanella," 19 Aug. 2019 Finish by very slowly whisking in the extra virgin olive oil, until completely emulsified. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lobster Fest indulges shellfish lovers for 3 days, while local restaurants feed the craving all year," 7 Aug. 2019 Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the cream cheese mixture until smooth. Carrie Knauer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Ice cream recipes designed to make every day better," 1 Aug. 2019 Cook, undisturbed, until thickened, 1 minute, then whisk in the brown sugar and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "Natalie Coughlin’s Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink Stir-Fry," 20 July 2019 Step 3 Gradually whisk the hot-milk mixture into the chocolate. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Creamy and just the right amount sweet, this is the chocolate ice cream base we swear by," 9 July 2019 Gradually whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth. Ellie Krieger, The Denver Post, "These 100-calorie chocolate pudding pops will take you back to childhood," 8 July 2019 Gradually whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth. Author: Ellie Krieger, Anchorage Daily News, "These 100-calorie chocolate pudding pops will take you back to childhood," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of whisk

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for whisk

Noun

Middle English wisk, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse visk wisp; akin to Old English wiscian to plait

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More Definitions for whisk

whisk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of whisk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a cooking tool that is made of curved wire and that is used to stir or beat things (such as eggs, whipping cream, etc.)

whisk

verb

English Language Learners Definition of whisk (Entry 2 of 2)

: to stir or beat (eggs, sauces, etc.) with a whisk or fork
: to move or take (someone or something) to another place very quickly

whisk

verb
\ ˈhwisk How to pronounce whisk (audio) , ˈwisk\
whisked; whisking

Kids Definition of whisk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to move suddenly and quickly She whisked us into her office.
2 : to brush with or as if with a whisk broom
3 : to stir or beat with a whisk or fork

whisk

noun

Kids Definition of whisk (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a quick sweeping or brushing motion
2 : a kitchen utensil of wire used for whipping (as eggs or cream)

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