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whisk

verb uk   /wɪsk/ us  

whisk verb (REMOVE)

[T usually + adv/prep] to take something or someone somewhere else suddenly and quickly: Our coffees were whisked away before we'd even finished them. We only had half an hour to see her before she was whisked off to some exotic location. Her husband whisked her off to Egypt for her birthday.Moving quickly

whisk verb (BEAT FOOD)

[T] to beat eggs, cream, etc. with a special tool in order to add air and make the food light: Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Remove mixture from heat and whisk in the brandy and vanilla essence.Preparing foodPreparing food using heat

whisk

noun [C] uk   /wɪsk/ us  
a kitchen tool that you use for beating food such as eggs and cream in order to add air and make it light: an electric whisk a hand-held whiskKitchen utensils
(Definition of whisk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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