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whip

noun

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a long thin or flexible tool for striking
  • a 100-year-old whip that was once used by a coachman

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whip

verb

Synonyms of whip (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
  • whipped the animal when it did not move fast enough to please him

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3 to change the course or direction of (something)
  • any more complaints and I'm whipping this car around and heading back home

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4 to move or cause to move with a striking motion
  • her hair whipped in the wind

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The first known use of whip was in the 14th century

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“Whip.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whip. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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