whisk

When you whisk something, you stir it quickly and lightly with a kitchen tool also called a whisk. Grab that whisk and whisk those eggs!

Most whisks have long handles and curved wire loops, a design that makes it easy to beat air into ingredients as you whisk them. Before the metal whisk was invented in the mid-19th century, cooks used bundles of twigs to whisk batters. You can also use whisk to mean "move quickly," so you might say, "Her parents managed to whisk her off to school before she was truly awake."

Definitions of whisk
  1. noun
    a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
    see moresee less
    type of:
    mixer
    a kitchen utensil that is used for mixing foods
  2. verb
    whip with or as if with a wire whisk
    whisk the eggs”
    synonyms: whip
    see moresee less
    type of:
    beat, scramble
    stir vigorously
  3. verb
    move quickly and nimbly
    “He whisked into the house”
    see moresee less
    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  4. verb
    move somewhere quickly
    “The President was whisked away in his limo”
    see moresee less
    type of:
    bring, convey, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  5. noun
    a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    synonyms: whisk broom
    see moresee less
    type of:
    broom
    a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
  6. verb
    brush or wipe off lightly
    synonyms: whisk off
    see moresee less
    type of:
    pass over, wipe
    rub with a circular motion
Word Family