whip·​ping | \ ˈhwi-piŋ How to pronounce whipping (audio) , ˈwi-\

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

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And although there may be some rationale to a dispassionate swat, what parents and caregivers didn't understand was what was happening to the child's brain, especially when the small spank turned into a beating or whipping. Meghan Leahy, chicagotribune.com, "I don't want to spank my sassy 4-year-old. What should I do instead?," 5 July 2018 The public whipping post—used overwhelmingly for black offenders—marked disturbing continuities with slavery’s practices. Drew Gilpin Faust, The Atlantic, "Race, History, and Memories of a Virginia Girlhood," 18 July 2019 Honey Caramels Makes about 40 caramels 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Line a standard loaf pan (about 9-by-5-inch) with parchment paper (sides and bottom). Gemma Tarlach, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bounty of the bees extends far beyond honey for your tea - to lotions, balms and even drinks," 16 July 2019 While the poppers are baking, pour the heavy whipping cream into a small pot, turn to high heat and bring to a boil. Cincinnati.com, "Goetta-stuffed jalapeno poppers are officially a thing. Thank you, Cincinnati," 11 July 2019 The industry has been covering up these deaths for many years and finally it is being exposed in the media for its deliberate cruelty toward these creatures via whipping and doping. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Due to the racing industry’s lust for money, horses suffer," 5 July 2019 Moore, 36, was convicted of pistol whipping and then shooting his cousin, Larry Moore, 33, following several days of binge drinking at a motel in Elk Grove Village in 2017, prosecutors said. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "After initially finding man guilty of murder, Cook judge changes conviction to lesser crime of manslaughter; victim's mom 'shocked'," 5 June 2019 The whipping winds portend poor weather on Sunday, so tournament officials moved up the start of the final round to 7:15 a.m. Flesch, Stricker and Andrade will head off the first tee box at approximately 9:15 a.m. James Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Steve Stricker one shot back from leader Steve Flesch at AmFam Championship," 22 June 2019 On multiple occasions, the woman was forced to eat leftover scraps of food, humiliated in front of her daughters and threatened with whippings with a vacuum cord, the indictment states. Alejandra Reyes-velarde, latimes.com, "California couple abused Guatemalan immigrants, forcing them to work, prosecutors say," 25 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of whipping

: the act of hitting someone with a whip

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