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Verb: whip (whipped,whipping)  wip
  1. Beat severely with a whip or rod
    "The teacher often whipped the students";
    - flog, welt, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce, whale [N. Amer]
     
  2. Defeat thoroughly
    "He whipped the floor with his opponents";
    - worst, pip, mop up, rack up
     
  3. Thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash
    "The tall grass whipped in the wind"
     
  4. Strike as if by whipping
    "The curtain whipped her face";
    - lash
     
  5. (cooking) Beat with or as if with a wire whisk
    "whip the eggs";
    - whisk
     
  6. Subject to harsh criticism
    "The Senator whipped the administration in his speech on Friday";
    - blister, scald
     
  7. [Brit] Make off with belongings of others
    - pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch [Brit], abstract, snarf [N. Amer], swipe, hook, sneak, filch [informal], nobble [Brit], lift, nick [Brit, informal], snatch
     
  8. Run or move very quickly or hastily
    "She whipped into the yard";
    - dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot
     
  9. Suddenly move, pull or take very quickly
    "the bandit suddenly whipped out a pistol"
Noun: whip  wip
  1. An instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
     
  2. A legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    - party whip
     
  3. A dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavoured with fruit
     
  4. (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
     
  5. A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
    "the whip raised a red welt";
    - lash, whiplash

Derived forms: whipping, whips, whipped

See also: whip up

Type of: afters [Brit], assail, assault, attack, beat, beat out, beat up, belt along, blow, bucket along, cannonball along, convulse, crush, dessert, flexibility, flexibleness, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, instrument, jactitate, lash out, legislator, pelt along, race, round, rush, rush along, scramble, shell, slash, snipe, speed, steal, step on it, strike, sweet, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss, travel rapidly, trounce, vanquish, work over, zip

Encyclopedia: Whip