whisk

noun
\ ˈ(h)wisk How to pronounce whisk (audio) \

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

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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 Remove from heat and whisk in 1 (13-ounce) jar of Nutella and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. cleveland, "Ice cream toppings to help you chill out this summer," 13 July 2020 Speaking of mixing little things, this whisk helps get the job done. Naveen Kumar, CNN Underscored, "How to make your favorite boardwalk snacks at home," 9 July 2020 For a clump-free, frothy beverage, scoop out the powder and use this handcrafted whisk. Popular Science, "Tea-drinking accessories for a more perfect cup," 11 Oct. 2019 Speaking of mixing little things, this whisk helps get the job done. Naveen Kumar, CNN Underscored, "How to make your favorite boardwalk snacks at home," 9 July 2020 Speaking of mixing little things, this whisk helps get the job done. Naveen Kumar, CNN Underscored, "How to make your favorite boardwalk snacks at home," 3 July 2020 Lemon wheels, for garnish Instructions: Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan and whisk to mix completely. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Lemon Curd Icebox Pie," 1 July 2020 The powerful machine features a 500-watt motor and comes with a chef’s whisk, flat mixing paddle, and dough hook for everyday homemade deliciousness from pizza to snickerdoodles. Popular Science, "Best stand mixers for people who love to bake," 23 June 2020 Once chilled, use a whisk to beat the cream back and forth until soft peaks begin to form. Saveur, "Basics: How to Whip Cream by Hand," 27 July 2015 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Combine flours, salt and yeast in mixing bowl and whisk together. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Homemade bread: It’s the staff of life," 31 July 2020 In a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Cooking at home a lot? Cool off with this summer lentil salad," 31 July 2020 In the footage shared online, Stone is forcibly detained by officers out of uniform, who pull her from her skateboard and whisk her away after shoving her into an unmarked minivan. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, "Outcry After 18-Year-Old Protestor Is Seen Being Pulled into Unmarked NYPD Van in Viral Video," 30 July 2020 Slowly whisk in the olive oil, then add the salt and pepper flakes. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area salmon season is in full swing for home cooks but uncertain for fishers," 13 July 2020 In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, creme fraiche, eggs, basil, flour, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, "A classic French dessert gets a savory spin with this bell pepper and zucchini clafoutis," 7 July 2020 Although Nvidia doesn’t have its own cloud to whisk into a cloud gaming service, the company does have another resource: gaming hardware, and the infrastructure to make it. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "An Infrastructure Arms Race Is Fueling the Future of Gaming," 29 June 2020 Let this soothing weighted blanket whisk you off to sleep. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Shop Macy’s Black Friday in July sale for major discounts on home goods and apparel," 8 July 2020 Or that a car will pull up and whisk their daughter away to a movie or football game. oregonlive, "Even a global pandemic couldn’t stop these Tigard teens from celebrating senior milestones," 6 July 2020

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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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The first known use of whisk was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

3 Aug 2020

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“Whisk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whisk. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for whisk

whisk

noun
How to pronounce whisk (audio)

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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