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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, informal]
     
  2. [informal] Defeat thoroughly
    "He whipped the floor with his opponents";
    - worst, 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. [informal] Subject to harsh criticism
    "The Senator whipped the administration in his speech on Friday";
    - blister, scald, scorch
     
  7. Suddenly move, pull or take very quickly
    "the bandit suddenly whipped out a pistol"
     
  8. [informal] Run or move very quickly or hastily
    "She whipped into the yard";
    - dart, dash, scoot [informal], scud, flash, shoot
     
  9. [Brit, informal] Take by theft
    - hook [informal], snitch [informal], thieve, cop [informal], knock off [informal], glom [N. Amer, informal], pilfer, cabbage [informal], purloin, pinch [Brit, informal], abstract, snarf [N. Amer, informal], swipe [informal], sneak [informal], filch [informal], nobble [Brit, informal], lift, nick [Brit, informal], blag [Brit, informal], snatch [informal]
Noun: whip  wip
  1. An instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
     
  2. A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
    "the whip raised a red welt";
    - lash, whiplash
     
  3. A legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    - party whip
     
  4. A dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavoured with fruit
     
  5. [US, informal] A motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    - car, auto [informal], automobile [N. Amer], motorcar, wheel [informal], autocar [archaic]
     
  6. A thin young tree or plant with no side branches
     
  7. (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club

Derived forms: whips, whipping, whipped

See also: whip up

Type of: afters [Brit, informal], assail, assault, attack, automotive vehicle, barrel [informal], beat, beat out, beat up, belt [informal], belt along [informal], blow, bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], convulse, crush, dessert, flexibility, flexibleness, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, instrument, jactitate, lash out, legislator, motor vehicle, pelt [informal], pelt along [informal], race, rip [N. Amer, informal], rip off [informal], rocket [informal], round, rush, rush along, scramble, shell, slash, snipe, speed, steal, step on it [informal], strike, sweet [Brit], thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss, travel rapidly, trounce, vanquish, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], wing [informal], work over, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along

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