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whip

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verb, \ˈhwip, ˈwip\

Simple Definition of whip

  • : to hit (a person or animal) with a whip or with something that is like a whip

  • : to move (something) to a different position or remove (something) from a place quickly and forcefully

  • : to move quickly or forcefully

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of whip

whippedwhipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take, pull, snatch, jerk, or otherwise move very quickly and forcefully <whipped out his gun — Green Peyton>

  3. 2 a (1) :  to strike with a slender lithe implement (as a lash or rod) especially as a punishment (2) :  spank b :  to drive or urge on by or as if by using a whip c :  to strike as a lash does <rain whipped the pavement>

  4. 3 a :  to bind or wrap (as a rope or fishing rod) with cord for protection and strength b :  to wind or wrap around something

  5. 4 :  to belabor with stinging words :  abuse

  6. 5 :  to seam or hem with shallow overcasting stitches

  7. 6 :  to overcome decisively :  defeat

  8. 7 :  to stir up :  incite —usually used with up <trying to whip up a new emotion — Ellen Glasgow>

  9. 8 :  to produce in a hurry —usually used with up <a sketch … an artist might whip up — New York Times>

  10. 9 :  to fish (water) with rod, line, and artificial lure

  11. 10 :  to beat (as eggs or cream) into a froth with a utensil (as a whisk or fork)

  12. 11 :  to gather together or hold together for united action in the manner of a party whip

  13. intransitive verb
  14. 1 :  to proceed nimbly or quickly <whipping through the supper dishes — C. B. Davis>

  15. 2 :  to thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash <a flag … whipping out from its staff — H. A. Calahan>

whipper noun
whip into shape
  1. :  to bring forcefully to a desired state or condition

Examples of whip in a sentence

  1. The jockey whipped his horse.

  2. The riders were getting whipped around on the roller coaster.

  3. He suddenly whipped out a gun.

  4. He whipped off his jacket.

  5. The flag was whipping in the strong wind.

  6. A small branch whipped back and hit him.

  7. The wind whipped the ship's sails.

  8. The shortstop whipped the ball to first base.

  9. The winger whipped a pass toward the net.



Origin of whip

Middle English wippen, whippen; akin to Middle Dutch wippen to move up and down, sway, Old English wīpian to wipe


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with whip


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whip

noun

Simple Definition of whip

  • : a long, thin piece of leather or similar material that is attached to a handle and that is used for hitting a person as punishment or to hit an animal (such as a horse) to make it move faster

  • : a member of a legislature (such as the U.S. Congress or the British Parliament) who is appointed by a political party to make sure that other members are present when votes are taken and that they do the things that they are expected to do

  • : a light dessert made by mixing together sweet ingredients

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of whip

  1. 1 :  an instrument consisting usually of a handle and lash forming a flexible rod that is used for whipping

  2. 2 :  a stroke or cut with or as if with a whip

  3. 3 a :  a dessert made by whipping a portion of the ingredients <prune whip> b :  a kitchen utensil made of braided or coiled wire or perforated metal with a handle and used in whipping

  4. 4 :  one that handles a whip: as a :  a driver of horses :  coachman b :  whipper-in 1

  5. 5 a :  a member of a legislative body appointed by a political party to enforce party discipline and to secure the attendance of party members at important sessions b often capitalized :  a notice of forthcoming business sent weekly to each member of a political party in the British House of Commons

  6. 6 :  a whipping or thrashing motion

  7. 7 :  the quality of resembling a whip especially in being flexible

  8. 8 :  whip antenna

whiplike play \ˈhwip-ˌlīk, ˈwip-\ adjective

Examples of whip in a sentence

  1. The rider cracked his whip and the horse began to run.



14th Century

First Known Use of whip

14th century

Other Equestrian Terms



WHIP Defined for Kids

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whip

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verb \ˈhwip, ˈwip\

Definition of whip for Students

whippedwhipping

  1. 1 :  to move, snatch, or jerk quickly or with force <She whipped out a camera.>

  2. 2 :  to hit with something long, thin, and flexible

  3. 3 :  to defeat thoroughly

  4. 4 :  to beat into foam <whip cream>

  5. 5 :  to cause a strong emotion (as excitement) in <The speaker whipped up the crowd.>

  6. 6 :  to move quickly or forcefully <Flags whipped in the breeze.>

  7. 7 :  to make in a hurry <I'll whip up dinner.>




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whip

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noun

Definition of whip for Students

  1. 1 :  a long thin strip of material (as leather) used in punishing or urging on

  2. 2 :  a dessert made by whipping part of the mixture





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