whip up

Definition of whip up

1 :to excite (someone or something) :to cause (someone or something) to feel strong emotions about something
  • His speech whipped up the crowd.
2 informal :to cause or create (something)
  • She was trying to whip up some enthusiasm.
3 informal :to produce or prepare (a meal) very quickly
  • I can whip a meal up in no time.

Word by Word Definitions

whip play
  1. : to take, pull, snatch, jerk, or otherwise move very quickly and forcefully

  2. : to strike with a slender lithe implement (such as a lash or rod) especially as a punishment

  3. : spank

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

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

  3. : a dessert made by whipping a portion of the ingredients

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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