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Please help ... What is meant by 'whipped' here in this context?

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This knife sharpener is suitable for all kinds of knives. When sharpening knives with a coated blade it can occur that coating material is scrapped off during sharpening. Before use after each sharpening the blade must be rinsed off with water and whipped dry to remove any particles. 

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  • 1 month ago
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    I would understand that to mean "shaken vigorously" but I suspect that twopairaces is correct and it is a typo and ought to be wiped.

    Kind of like when you wash your hands in a restroom and there aren't any towels, you can whip your hands to fling water off, but it isn't all that efficient for getting them completely dry.  You end up wiping your hands on your pants.

  • 1 month ago

    It is supposed to say 'wiped' dry. It is a typo.

  • 1 month ago

    Probably a typographical error intending to say "wiped".  Whipping a knife back and forth through the air to dry it would be unnecessarily dangerous as well as not actually do anything to remove the particles left by the sharpener.

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