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Adjective: whipping  wi-ping
  1. Smart and fashionable
    "some sharp and whipping lines";
    - snappy
Noun: whipping  wi-ping
  1. Beating with a whip, strap or rope as a form of punishment
    - tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation
  2. A sound defeat
    - thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, hammering, débâcle, smackdown [N. Amer], beatdown [N. Amer]
  3. A sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
    - whipstitch, whipstitching
  4. The act of overcoming or outdoing
    - beating
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, scorch
  7. Run or move very quickly or hastily
    "She whipped into the yard";
    - dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot
  8. [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
  9. Suddenly move, pull or take very quickly
    "the bandit suddenly whipped out a pistol"

Derived forms: whippings

See also: spirited, whip up

Type of: assail, assault, attack, beat, beat out, beat up, beating, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, combat, convulse, crush, defeat, drubbing, embroidery stitch, fight, fighting, hasten, hiding, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, jactitate, lacing, lash out, licking, pelt along, race, rip, rip off, round, rush, rush along, scramble, scrap, sewing stitch, shell, slash, snipe, speed, steal, step on it, strike, thrash, thrash about, thrashing, thresh, thresh about, toss, travel rapidly, trounce, trouncing, vanquish, whacking, work over, zip

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