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whipping

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failure to win a contest
  • suffered a whipping that took them out of competition

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whipping

verb
present participle of whip

Synonyms of whipping (Entry 2 of 2)

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 whipping was in 1540

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“Whipping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whipping. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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