Whip definitions

wĭp, hwĭp
The definition of a whip is a flexible piece of leather attached to a handle.

An example of a whip is a long leather belt-like strap carried by cowboys for use in driving cattle.

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Whip is defined as to beat eggs or cream to incorporate air or for someone to move quickly.

An example of to whip is to beat eggs with a whisk.

An example of to whip is to quickly run down the store aisles grabbing needed items.

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To strike with a strap or rod; lash.

Whipped the horse with the reins.

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To afflict, castigate, or reprove severely.
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To strike or affect in a manner similar to whipping or lashing.

Icy winds whipped my face.

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To arouse or excite, especially with words.

Whipped the audience into a rage.

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To beat (cream or eggs, for example) into a froth or foam.
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To snatch, pull, or remove in a sudden manner.

He whipped off his cap.

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To sew with a loose overcast or overhand stitch.
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To wrap or bind (a rope, for example) with twine to prevent unraveling or fraying.
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To hoist by means of a rope passing through an overhead pulley.
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To defeat soundly.

Our team can whip your team.

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To move in a sudden, quick manner; dart.

Whipped out to the airport.

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To move in a manner similar to a whip; thrash or snap about.

Branches whipped against the windows.

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An instrument, either a flexible rod or a flexible thong or lash attached to a handle, used for driving animals or administering corporal punishment.
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A whipping or lashing motion or stroke; a whiplash.
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A blow, wound, or cut made by whipping.
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Something, such as a long radio antenna on a motor vehicle, that is similar to a whip in form or flexibility.
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Flexibility, as in the shaft of a golf club.

A fishing rod with a lot of whip.

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A whipper-in.
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A dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream, often with fruit or fruit flavoring.

Prune whip.

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An arm on a windmill.
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A hoist consisting of a single rope passing through an overhead pulley.
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A ride in an amusement park, consisting of small cars that move in a rapid, whipping motion along an oval track.
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A member of a legislative body, such as the US Congress or the British Parliament, charged by his or her party with enforcing party discipline and ensuring attendance.
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A call issued to party members in a lawmaking body to ensure attendance at a particular time.
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To move, pull, jerk, snatch, throw, etc. suddenly.

To whip out a knife.

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To force, drive, compel, or urge by or as by whipping.
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To strike as a whip does.

The rain whipped her face.

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To attack with stinging words; flay.
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To wind (cord or thread) around (a rope, etc.) so as to prevent fraying.
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To fish (a stream, etc.) by making repeated casts with a rod and line.
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To beat (egg whites, cream, etc.) with a fork, whisk, mixer, etc. so as to incorporate air and make frothy.
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To sew (a seam or hem) with a loose, overcasting or overhand stitch.
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To defeat or outdo, as in a contest.
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To strike, as with a strap or rod; lash; beat.
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To punish in this manner.
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To move, go, or pass quickly and suddenly.

He whipped down the stairs.

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To flap or thrash about in a whiplike manner.

Flags whipping in high wind.

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To cast with a fishing rod, using a quick, whiplike motion.
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An instrument for striking or flogging, consisting generally of a stiff or flexible rod with a lash attached to one end.
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A blow, cut, etc. made with or as with a whip.
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A person who uses a whip, as a coachman or a huntsman who whips on the hounds.
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A whipping motion.
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A dessert made of sugar and whipped cream, stiffly beaten egg whites, or gelatin, and often fruit.
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Something resembling a whip in its action, as a windmill vane, kind of eggbeater, etc.
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A hoisting apparatus consisting of a single rope passing through an overhead pulley.
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A flexible vertical rod for use as a radio antenna.
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An officer of a political party, as in Congress or Parliament, who maintains discipline and enforces attendance.
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A call issued to party members in a lawmaking body to be in attendance to vote on a certain issue.
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A lash; a pliant, flexible instrument, such as a rod (commonly of cane or rattan) or a plaited or braided rope or thong (commonly of leather) used to create a sharp "crack" sound for directing or herding animals.
  • Same instrument used to strike a person or animal for corporal punishment or torture.
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(hunting) A whipper-in.
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(politics) A member of a political party who is in charge of enforcing the party's policies in votes.
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Whipped cream.
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(nautical) A purchase in which one block is used to gain a 2:1 mechanical advantage.
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(African American Vernacular) A mode of personal motorized transportation; an automobile, all makes and models including motorcycles, excluding public transportation.
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(roller derby) A move in which one player transfers momentum to another.
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To hit with a whip.

The rider whipped the horse.

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By extension, to hit with any flexible object.

I whipped her with a newspaper.

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(slang) To defeat, as in a contest or game.
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To mix in a rapid aerating fashion, especially food.

To whip eggs or cream.

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To urge into action.

He whipped the department into shape.

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(nautical) To bind the end of a rope with twine or other small stuff to prevent its unlaying: fraying or unravelling.
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(nautical) To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.
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To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread.

To whip a ruffle.

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To throw or kick an object at a high velocity.
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To fish a body of water especially by making repeated casts.
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(intransitive) To snap back and forth like a whip.
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(intransitive) To move very fast.
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To move (something) very fast; often with up, out, etc.
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(roller derby) To transfer momentum from one skater to another.
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(figuratively) To lash with sarcasm, abuse, etc.
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To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking.

To whip wheat.

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(baseball) Walks plus hits per inning pitched; a statistic of the number of baserunners a pitcher has allowed per inning pitched.
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Origin of whip

From Middle English hwippen or whippen. Middle High German wipfen, wepfen and Middle Dutch wippen (“to move quickly"), possibly all from a Proto-Germanic *wip. Some similarity to Sanskrit root वेप् (vep), Latin vibrō (“I shake"). (See Swedish vippa and Danish vippe (“to shake")).