whisk away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v whisk away take away quickly and suddenly
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Usage

In literature:

He stood up and this time the robot whisked the chair away.
"Mezzerow Loves Company" by Floyd L. Wallace
How does she write on the pads on the table, and how does she whisk them away?
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
In his hurry he had whisked his shirt a yard or two away, and it had settled in the liquid mud.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
Ruth was whisked away from the steps of the queen's van, and borne off by the shouting, dancing children.
"Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies" by Alice B. Emerson
HOFFLAND IS WHISKED AWAY IN A CHARIOT.
"The Youth of Jefferson" by Anonymous
The girl glanced at him briefly, jotted hastily, whisked away.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
The brush is a whisk brush to brush away mice that get foolish.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
Disappointed, we dropped our eyes, whisked away our insect tormentors, gathered up our properties, and passed on our way.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
And if I had, wouldn't I whisk you away from this uncouth life!
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Something white actually lay on the sofa, a small garment which Mrs. Dennistoun whisked away.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
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In poetry:

Whisk!--away in the sun
His little flying feet
Scamper as softly fleet
As ever the rabbits run.
He is gone like a flash, and then
In a breath is back again.
"Tony" by Clara Doty Bates
Ah, then what rapturous sound of wings,
Applauding when your throne goes down!
What cheering when the rude breeze springs,
And whisks away your withered crown!
"The Tulip (Caveat regina)" by Maurice Thompson
You need not whisk your stump, nor turn away your nose;
Poor donkeys ain't so stupid as rich horses may suppose!
I could feed in any manger just as well as you,
Though I don't despise a thistle—with sauce of dust and dew!
"The Donkey In The Cart To The Horse In The Carriage" by George MacDonald
"I am lost!" said the Fiend, and he shook like a leaf;
When, casting his eyes to the ground,
He saw the lost pupils of Ellen with grief
In the jaws of a mouse, and the sly little thief
Whisk away from his sight with a bound.
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston

In news:

I have dreams about being whisked away to Paris.
Would this be "something like a Jetsons tunnel, you just get in and it whisks you away".
It's called the Jetstream G2, and at a 70,000-rpm clip it burrows through patients' clogged arteries—slicing, chipping and whisking away deposits of soft plaque and rock-hard calcium.
3 Books To Whisk You Away.
Step inside one and you've been whisked away to the French countryside.
I also whisked more away in some places with an old brush, but it really was just that simple.
Devin Robinson and Joey Rumph Jr. Joey whisks his bride away outside of the World Trade Center at the Inner Harbor.
Williams whisks her prey away for a romp in an upstate mansion.
"As soon as he was born, he was whisked away from you".
Chuckles when he tells the story of how his wife jumped at a stranger's offer to whisk them away from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell come to the home of Wendy and her brothers and whisk her away to Neverland -- a place where you never, ever grow up.
This season's models all have 100 percent UV protection and venting designs that help whisk away condensation.
For 18 years, a girl who was whisked away into a secret backyard compound was forced to grow up in isolation.
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION April 23, 2010 Eleven down — three dead on the spot , and two more whisked away to suffer the same fate a bit later.
As winds continued to gust this morning, a trampoline was whisked up, up and away over a 6 foot fence landing in a neighboring yard.
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In science:

Departures from this random mixing may be interpreted as a bypass where fluid is whisked away from the mixing zone, or dead zones where fluid is trapped for long times.
Measures of mixing quality in open flows with chaotic advection
We just should proceed carefully, the QGP-duck may be a shy creature, easy to whisk away.
Strange Quark Matter Theory
This is a sensible criterion: when the buoyancy frequency is small, vertically displaced fluid elements fail to return to their equilibrium positions before being whisked away by the background shear.
Forming Planetesimals in Solar and Extrasolar Nebulae
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