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 This can be caused by slug feeding or the wind-whipping of vines that are not properly secured. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 Ryan Hartman delivered a handful of point-blank shots that Fleury nabbed with his glove, punctuated by a dramatic whipping motion of his arm to add a bit of theatrics. Star Tribune, 16 May 2021 The movie is reportedly looking to shoot in Louisiana — coincidentally where part of the story played out in history, when Peter (played by Smith) escaped a plantation after a near-fatal whipping. Justin Curto, Vulture, 12 Apr. 2021 Alabama’s final 32-point margin was its second largest in the history of the series behind the 114-78 36-point whipping in 2004. al, 13 Mar. 2021 The Beavers ended a seven-game NCAA tourney losing streak that dates back to 1982 with a complete whipping of the fifth-seeded Volunteers. oregonlive, 19 Mar. 2021 Cleveland police are sifting through evidence in an attempt to connect the teens to several armed carjackings, including at least seven on Saturday, one that involved shooting a robbery victim, and at least one pistol-whipping. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 10 Mar. 2021 The pistol-whipping happened about 7 a.m. outside a home on West 129th Street and Cooley Avenue. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 10 Mar. 2021 Coordinate the sugar syrup-cooking and egg white-whipping. Dallas News, 8 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of whipping

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of whipping was in 1540

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25 May 2021

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“Whipping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whipping. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of whipping

: the act of hitting someone with a whip


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