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Whisk vs. Wisk

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Whisknoun

A quick, light sweeping motion.

‘With a quick whisk, she swept the cat from the pantry with her broom.’;

Wisk

Wisk was an American brand of laundry detergent manufactured in the United States by Unilever (1956 to 2008) and Sun Products (2008 to 2017).

Whisknoun

A kitchen utensil, made from stiff wire loops fixed to a handle, used for whipping (or a mechanical device with the same function).

‘He used a whisk to whip up a light and airy souffle.’;

Whisknoun

A bunch of twigs or hair etc, used as a brush.

‘Peter dipped the whisk in lather and applied it to his face, so he could start shaving.’;

Whisknoun

A small handheld broom with a small (or no) handle.

‘I used a whisk to sweep the counter, then a push-broom for the floor.’;

Whisknoun

A plane used by coopers for evening chines.

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Whisknoun

A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress.

Whisknoun

(archaic) An impertinent fellow.

Whisknoun

(obsolete) The card game whist.

Whiskverb

(transitive) To move something with quick light sweeping motions.

‘Vernon whisked the sawdust from his workbench.’;

Whiskverb

(transitive) In cooking, to whip e.g. eggs or cream.

‘The chef prepared to whisk the egg whites for the angel's food cake.’;

Whiskverb

(transitive) To move something rapidly and with no warning.

‘The governess whisked the children from the room before they could see their presents.’;

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Whiskverb

(intransitive) To move lightly and nimbly.

‘The children whisked down the road to the fair, laughing and chattering as they went.’;

Whisknoun

A game at cards; whist.

Whisknoun

The act of whisking; a rapid, sweeping motion, as of something light; a sudden motion or quick puff.

‘This first sad whiskTakes off thy dukedom; thou art but an earl.’;

Whisknoun

A small bunch of grass, straw, twigs, hair, or the like, used for a brush; hence, a brush or small besom, as of broom corn.

Whisknoun

A small culinary instrument made of wire, or the like, for whisking or beating eggs, cream, etc.

Whisknoun

A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress.

‘My wife in her new lace whisk.’;

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Whisknoun

An impertinent fellow.

Whisknoun

A plane used by coopers for evening chines.

Whiskverb

To sweep, brush, or agitate, with a light, rapid motion; as, to whisk dust from a table; to whisk the white of eggs into a froth.

Whiskverb

To move with a quick, sweeping motion.

‘He that walks in gray, whisking his riding rod.’; ‘I beg she would not impale worms, nor whisk carp out of one element into another.’;

Whiskverb

To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile movement.

Whisknoun

a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream

Whisknoun

a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes

Whiskverb

move somewhere quickly;

‘The President was whisked away in his limo’;

Whiskverb

move quickly and nimbly;

‘He whisked into the house’;

Whiskverb

brush or wipe off lightly

Whiskverb

whip with or as if with a wire whisk;

‘whisk the eggs’;

Whiskverb

take or move (someone or something) somewhere suddenly and quickly

‘his jacket was whisked away for dry-cleaning’; ‘he whisked her off to Paris for a few days’;

Whiskverb

beat or stir (a substance, especially cream or eggs) with a light, rapid movement.

Whisknoun

a utensil for whipping eggs or cream.

Whisknoun

a bunch of grass, twigs, or bristles for removing dust or flies.

Whisknoun

a brief, rapid action or movement

‘a whisk round St Basil's cathedral’;

Whisk

A whisk is a cooking utensil which can be used to blend ingredients smooth or to incorporate air into a mixture, in a process known as whisking or whipping. Most whisks consist of a long, narrow handle with a series of wire loops joined at the end.

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