whip in

verb

whipped in; whipping in; whips in

transitive verb

1
: to collect or keep together (members of a political party) for legislative action
2
: to keep (hounds in a pack) from scattering by use of a whip

Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whip in was in 1742

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Cite this Entry

“Whip in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whip%20in. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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