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horsewhip

verb horse·whip \ˈhrs-ˌwip, ˈhrs-ˌhwip\

: to hit (someone) with a whip

Full Definition of HORSEWHIP

transitive verb
:  to flog with or as if with a whip made to be used on a horse
horse·whip·per noun

Examples of HORSEWHIP

  1. He thinks that any government official who steals public money should be horsewhipped.
  2. <the cruel guards promptly horsewhipped the prisoners if they collapsed under the heavy loads they were forced to carry>

First Known Use of HORSEWHIP

1751

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