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WHISK, noun

1. A small bunch of grass, straw, hair or the like, used for a brush; hence, a brush or small besom.

2. Part of a womans dress; a kind of tippet.

WHISK, verb transitive

1. To sweep, brush or wipe with a whisk

2. To sweep along; to move nimbly over the ground.

WHISK, verb intransitive To move nimbly and with velocity.