whip·​ping | \ ˈ(h)wi-piŋ How to pronounce whipping (audio) \

Definition of whipping

1 : the act of one that whips: such as
a : a severe beating or chastisement
b : a stitching with small overcasting stitches
2 : material used to whip or bind

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Examples of whipping in a Sentence

suffered a whipping that took them out of competition
Recent Examples on the Web The public whippings, normally viewed by hundreds of spectators, only attracted about a dozen onlookers, AFP reported. Fox News, "Indonesia's Aceh province holds public floggings during coronavirus outbreak, report says," 22 Apr. 2020 One Republican lawmaker familiar with the situation said there’s been no official whipping or vote counting on a possible deal. Hailey Waller, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Joins Chorus Saying Agreement on New Virus Aid is Close," 18 Apr. 2020 Pour milk and whipping cream into a saucepan over medium heat. Trevor Fraser, orlandosentinel.com, "The District in Sanford liquefies dessert with Pumpkin Pie Martini," 17 Oct. 2019 Strawberries & Cream: Blend fresh strawberries and standard whipping cream. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Cooking on Quarantine: Stick it to lockdown with homemade popsicles," 14 Apr. 2020 Limbs whipping by, brushy sloughs, even high grass can irritate an eye. John Gordon, Outdoor Life, "10 Gun Dog Disasters to Avoid," 11 Feb. 2020 The young Grizzlies have won five consecutive games, a streak that started with a 140-114 whipping of the Clippers in Los Angeles on Jan. 4. Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle, "Scouting report: Rockets at Grizzlies," 13 Jan. 2020 That same year Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the White House, setting him on a path that would ignite a global trade war, with German automakers a favorite whipping boy. Washington Post, "BMW Wants a CEO Who Can Perform Miracles," 23 May 2019 So yesterday people across Alabama went to the polls to vote for candidates who have used the whole notion of Medicaid expansion as one of their cultural whipping boys. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, "Politicians rail, hospitals fail, and Alabamians flail," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of whipping

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Whipping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whipping. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of whipping

: the act of hitting someone with a whip

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