horsewhip

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

Definition of horsewhip

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to flog with or as if with a whip made to be used on a horse

horsewhipper

noun

Examples of horsewhip in a sentence

  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>

1751

First Known Use of horsewhip

1751


HORSEWHIP Defined for English Language Learners

horsewhip

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

Definition of horsewhip for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone) with a whip


HORSEWHIP Defined for Kids

horsewhip

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

Definition of horsewhip for Students

horsewhipped

horsewhipping

  1. :  to beat severely with a whip made to be used on a horse



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