Examples of horsewhip in a Sentence
He thinks that any government official who steals public money should be horsewhipped.
the cruel guards promptly horsewhipped the prisoners if they collapsed under the heavy loads they were forced to carry
First Known Use of horsewhip
Synonymsbirch, cowhide, flagellate, flail, flog, hide, whip, lash, leather, rawhide, scourge, slash, switch, tan, thrash, whale
Related Wordsknout, quirt, strap; cut; flick, touch up; blackjack, cane, club, cudgel, fustigate; pistol-whip; bang, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clout, crack, cuff, hit, knock, lam, paste, punch, slap, slug, smack, smite, sock, spank, swat, swipe, thwack, wallop, whack; bash, baste, bat, batter, beat, belabor, belt, bludgeon, buffet, bung, drub, fib [British], hammer, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lather, lick, mangle, maul, paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, rough, slate, slog, thresh, thump, tromp, whop (or whap), whup, work over
HORSEWHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of horsewhip for English Language Learners
: to hit (someone) with a whip
HORSEWHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of horsewhip for Students
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