whisk off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v whisk off take away quickly and suddenly
    • v whisk off brush or wipe off lightly
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Hill came up at this point and whisked Madison off for a waltz.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
And I will never see him again, for Aunt is quite capable of whisking me off to Africa.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Kat, you're knocking everything off the table, the way you whisk those skirts around.
"Six Girls" by Fannie Belle Irving
Without a word, the widow passed the envelope to the man, who whisked through the open door, fairly leaping off the porch to the dusty path.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
Off whisked the cat in terror, and hid, so that no one could find her.
"Sonny Boy" by Sophie Swett
The moment Basil saw her, he whisked the kitten off his shoulder, and came up to her side.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
John whisked her off merrily and carried her to the home which was to be theirs.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
He sat up in bed just in time to see his blankets whisk off him and disappear.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Joe whisked the cover off one chair, his man off another.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
At nine-thirty the waiter whisks your drink off the table.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
***

In poetry:

The kitten's tone was airy,
The butterfly would scoff;
When there came along a fairy
Who whisked his wings right off.
"A Serious Question" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

He whisked her off to his Lake Como home in Italy.
PORT ANGELES — Cherie Trebon intends to whisk you somewhere far off and far out.
He was whisked off to a United Nations prison to face the first modern war crimes trial of a head of state.
Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois (3rd R) is surrounded by security after being whisked off-stage due to a shooting incident in the venue during her election victory celebration in Montreal, Quebec, September 4, 2012.
A sure way to inspire star producers: Whisk them off to Rio de Janeiro for a personal glimpse of Latin America's equivalent of the Statue of Liberty.
Soon Mark is whisked off up into the sky.
***