whisk

whisk
whisk [hwisk, wisk]
n.
[ME wisk < ON visk, wisp, brush < IE * weisk- (< * weis-, supple twig, broom) > Ger wischen, to wipe]
1.
a) the act of brushing with a quick, light, sweeping motion
b) such a motion
2. a small bunch of straw, twigs, hair, etc. used for brushing
3. a kitchen utensil consisting of wire loops fixed in a handle, for whipping egg whites, cream, etc.
vt.
1. to move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) with a quick, sweeping motion [to whisk out a handkerchief, to whisk off crumbs]
2. to whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
vi.
to move quickly, nimbly, or briskly

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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