“No sooner had he dropped the 11th-hour witness on our doorstep than he whisked him away,” writes Ashton.
Prince William, fresh back from the Falklands, has whisked his wife off for a few days skiing in Verbier, Switzerland.
The royals spent a few minutes shaking hands until they were whisked inside.
At least as a writer she can work from home and make an income while she waits to be whisked off her feet by a rich young lord.
On the left was an express lane of sorts—I saw Jesse Jackson whisked down it, and could only think, "Nuts!"
The squid enveloped the jig with its tentacles and would be whisked aboard squirting sepia in protest.
He unbound his crimson silk cloth and whisked it about in the water to wash it.
In due course, however, she was whisked away from the footlights and sent abroad to be educated.
And, bolting the window, she whisked out of the room and locked the door behind her.
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.