whip-round


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whip-round

n
(Banking & Finance) an impromptu collection of money
vb
(Banking & Finance) (intr, adverb) to make such a collection of money
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whip-round - (British) solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose
ingathering, solicitation, collection, appeal - request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

whip-round

[ˈwɪpraʊnd] Ncolecta f
to have a whip-round (for sb)hacer una colecta (para algn)

whip-round

n (esp Brit inf) to have a whip-roundden Hut herumgehen lassen

whip-round

[ˈwɪpˌraʊnd] n (Brit) (fam) → colletta
to have a whip-round for sb → fare una colletta per qn
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Carolyn Harris, forced to take out a loan and rely on a whip-round to pay PS1,750 costs when son Martin died in a crash, wants the PM to support the Sunday Mirror and Labour fight.
Carolyn Harris, a former dinner lady, only raised the PS1,750 needed thanks to a whip-round and bank loan.
Ex-barmaid and dinner lady Carolyn Harris, who became Swansea East's Labour MP last year, only found the PS1750 needed after a whip-round and bank loan following her son's death in 1989.
This week Sinead organises a whip-round at the factory to buy them some new decorations, then surprises the couple by transforming No.
Anyway, when Marsh was told that the coach driver entrusted with transporting the Aussies across the land over the next couple of months earned a pittance, he initiated a whip-round among his team-mates and handed the proceeds over to the grateful man behind the wheel.
A WHIP-ROUND by Aberdeen FC players netted PS470 for the Trussell Trust last week.
Jean, 61, said her family's devastation has now turned to hope after Reece's uncle and work colleagues had a whip-round, raising PS200.
Local traders and businessmen organised a whip-round to augment the original display which was switched on last month but was not as dazzling as they had hoped.
HELPING HAND Staff and customers from The Emperor Hadrian pub had a whip-round for robbery victim Anne Henderson, pictured with the pub''s manager, Carol Bradwell FUNDRAISERS From left, Alexander Norrie, Fred Turnbull, landlord of the Ship Inn in Monkseaton, Steven Taylor and Pauline Buglass with a cheque for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation GOODWILL A toy collection by customers of the Swan pub on Heddon On The Wall brought smiles to the faces of Thai children orphaned by the 2004 Tsunami BIG-HEARTED Gemma Clay, with daughter Ava Bainbridge, 19 months, and fundraiser Steve Bowman, at the Seven Stars Pub in Wrekenton
I have noticed a recent trend in the way people are hard-handedly collecting whip-round money for gifts, which I find most disconcerting.
Larry's food is expected to be paid for by a whip-round among Downing St staff, rather than funded from the public purse.