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whip·lash

 (wĭp′lăsh′, hwĭp′-)
n.
1. The lash of a whip.
2. An injury to the cervical spine caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward.

whiplash

(ˈwɪpˌlæʃ)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a quick lash or stroke of a whip or like that of a whip
2. (Pathology) med See whiplash injury

whip•lash

(ˈʰwɪpˌlæʃ, ˈwɪp-)

n.
1. the lash of a whip.
2. an abrupt snapping motion resembling the lash of a whip.
3. a neck injury caused by a sudden jerking of the head backward, forward, or both.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whiplash - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)whiplash - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
2.whiplash - a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; "the whip raised a red welt"
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Translations
سَيْر مَشْدود في طَرَف السَّوْط
piskesmæld
korbácsolásostorcsapás-sérülésostorszíj
svipuhögg
hyperflexia krkuremienok biča
boyun zedelenmesikamçı

whiplash

[ˈwɪplæʃ] N
1.tralla f, latigazo m
2. (Med) (also whiplash injury) → traumatismo m cervical

whiplash

hwɪplæʃ] n (also whiplash injury) → coup m du lapinwhipped cream ncrème f fouettée

whiplash

[ˈwɪpˌlæʃ] n (blow from whip) → frustata (Med) (also whiplash injury) → colpo di frusta

whip

(wip) noun
1. a long cord or strip of leather attached to a handle, used for punishing people, driving horses etc. He carries a whip but he would never use it on the horse.
2. in parliament, a member chosen by his party to make sure that no one fails to vote on important questions.
verbpast tense, past participle whipped
1. to strike with a whip. He whipped the horse to make it go faster; The criminals were whipped.
2. to beat (eggs etc).
3. to move fast especially with a twisting motion like a whip. Suddenly he whipped round and saw me; He whipped out a revolver and shot her.
ˈwhiplash noun
1. (the action of) the lash or cord of a whip.
2. a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head. He escaped the car crash with whiplash and a few bruises.
whipped ˈcream noun
liquid cream that has become thick by whipping it with a whisk. Whipped cream can be taken with ice-cream, coffee and cakes.
whip up
1. to whip. I'm whipping up eggs for the dessert.
2. to produce or prepare quickly. I'll whip up a meal in no time.

whiplash

n latigazo (cervical)
References in classic literature ?
I suppose," said the pedlar, throwing back his whiplash, to bring it down like a feather on the mare's flank, "you have not seen anything of old Mr.
As her beautiful head fell upon her chest I saw the clear red weal of a whiplash across her neck.
At that word "deception," spoken with such self-contempt, the color flashed back into Hilda's face as suddenly as if she had been struck by a whiplash.
Anne would have infinitely preferred a whipping to this punishment under which her sensitive spirit quivered as from a whiplash.
It also highlights the fact that whiplash is a real injury which can disrupt lives and not just a minor inconvenience which happens after an accident.
Aviva said that despite the Government's efforts to tackle the compensation culture and bring down motor insurance costs, further reforms are needed to reduce the number and cost of whiplash claims.
Yet one last contest before an audience of movers and shakers allows for a final battle of wills and is centred around Fletcher's favoured performance piece, Whiplash.
From October, new rules will mean medical professionals can only charge PS180 for an initial whiplash report, reflecting the time taken to carry out assessments and write them up, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced.
Other new rules in the pipeline include stopping experts who produce medical reports from also offering treatment to the injured claimant, to ensure there is no incentive for them to encourage unnecessary treatment, and discouraging insurers from settling whiplash claims without a medical report confirming the claimant's injury.
Aviva estimates the move would wipe around PS32 off the typical motor insurance premium and said it would also act as a strong deterrent to "crash for cash" scams, which are based around fraudsters making money by staging a motor accident in order to make false whiplash claims.
To tackle the problem, Aviva suggest ending virtually all such payouts for minor whiplash injuries.
Together with action on whiplash claims, it believes this could save PS1.