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 whip whip

noun

  • () an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping  ( whip )
    an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object  ( lash, whip, whiplash )
    a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
     the whip raised a red welt
    the whip raised a red welt
  • (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club  ( whip )
    (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
  • a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit  ( whip )
    a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
  • a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline  ( party whip, whip )
    a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
  • verb

  • () beat severely with a whip or rod  ( lather, strap, trounce, welt, flog, slash, lash, whip )
    beat severely with a whip or rod
     The teacher often flogged the students
    The teacher often flogged the students
     The children were severely trounced
    The children were severely trounced
  • () defeat thoroughly  ( mop up, pip, rack up, worst, whip )
    defeat thoroughly
     He mopped up the floor with his opponents
    He mopped up the floor with his opponents
  • () strike as if by whipping  ( lash, whip )
    strike as if by whipping
     The curtain whipped her face
    The curtain whipped her face
  • () thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash  ( whip )
    thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash
     The tall grass whipped in the wind
    The tall grass whipped in the wind
  • subject to harsh criticism  ( blister, scald, whip )
    subject to harsh criticism
     The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday
    The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday
     the professor scaled the students
    the professor scaled the students
     your invectives scorched the community
    your invectives scorched the community
  • whip with or as if with a wire whisk  ( whip, whisk )
    whip with or as if with a wire whisk
     whisk the eggs
    whisk the eggs