whomp up


whomped up; whomping up; whomps up

transitive verb

: to stir up : arouse

Examples of whomp up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Geoffrey Scott, the chair of environmental sciences at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health who leads a research consortium on oceans and climate change, says changes in water quality are whomping up Vibrio’s ability to cause severe illness. Maryn McKenna, WIRED, 6 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whomp up was in 1949

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“Whomp up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whomp%20up. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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