Examples of whup in a Sentence
His father whupped him for swearing.
Our team got whupped in last night's game.
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Real material and social progress is rarely made up out of glorious and dramatic crusades, though we are called to crusade from time to time: Hitler ain’t gonna whup his self.
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Origin and Etymology of whup
First Known Use: 1852See Words from the same year
bash, bat, batter, beat, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, drub, flog, hammer, hide, lace, lash, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, wallop, whale, whip, whop (or whap), work over;
assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on or upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on or upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp;
beat up on;
WHUP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of whup for English Language Learners
: to beat (someone or something) as a punishment
: to defeat (someone or something) easily and completely
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