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whip·ping

 (wĭp′ĭng, hwĭp′-)
n.
1. The act of one that whips.
2. A thrashing administered especially as punishment.
3. Material, such as cord or thread, used to lash or bind parts.

whipping

(ˈwɪpɪŋ)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a thrashing or beating with a whip or similar implement
2. (Textiles) cord or twine used for binding or lashing

whip•ping

(ˈʰwɪp ɪŋ, ˈwɪp-)

n.
1. a beating, esp. one administered with a whip or the like in punishment.
2. a defeat, as in sports.
3. an arrangement of cord, twine, or thread wound about something.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whipping - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishmentwhipping - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, lacing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
self-flagellation - self-punishment inflicted by whipping
horsewhipping - the act of whipping with a horsewhip; "that villain needs a good horsewhipping"
2.whipping - a sound defeatwhipping - a sound defeat      
defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
3.whipping - a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
overcasting, overcast - a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
4.whipping - the act of overcoming or outdoingwhipping - the act of overcoming or outdoing  
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
Adj.1.whipping - smart and fashionable; "snappy conversation"; "some sharp and whipping lines"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

whipping

noun beating, lashing, thrashing, caning, hiding (informal), punishment, tanning (slang), birching, flogging, spanking, the strap, flagellation, castigation, leathering Whenever we misbehaved, we were given a whipping.

whipping

noun
1. A punishment dealt with blows or lashes:
Informal: trimming.
Slang: licking.
2. Informal. The act of defeating or the condition of being defeated:
Informal: massacre, trimming.
Slang: dusting, licking.
Translations

whipping

[ˈwɪpɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= hiding) → tunda f, azotaina f; (more serious) → paliza f
you'll get a whipping if your dad finds outcomo tu padre se entere te van a dar una tunda or azotaina
to give sb a whippingdar una tunda or azotaina a algn
2. (= defeat) → paliza f
B. CPD whipping boy Ncabeza f de turco, chivo m expiatorio
whipping cream Nnata f para montar
whipping post N poste donde se apoya el infractor para ser azotado
whipping top Npeonza f, trompo m

whipping

hwɪpɪŋ] n (= beating) → raclée f
to give sb a whipping → donner une raclée à qnwhipping boy n (fig)bouc m émissairewhipping cream ncrème f à monter

whipping

n (= beating)Tracht fPrügel; (inf: = defeat) → Niederlage f; (fig: in debate etc) → Pleite f; to give somebody a whipping (lit)jdm eine Tracht Prügel versetzen; (with whip) → jdn auspeitschen; (fig inf)jdn in die Pfanne hauen (inf); the government got a whippingdie Regierung erlebte eine Pleite (inf)

whipping

:
whipping boy
nPrügelknabe m; to use somebody as a whippingjdn zum Prügelknaben machen
whipping cream
nSchlagsahne f
whipping top
nKreisel m

whipping

[ˈwɪpɪŋ] n to give sb a whippingdare delle frustate fpl a qn
References in classic literature ?
I had been cutting up some caper or other --I think it was trying to crawl up the chimney, as i had seen a little sweep do a few days previous; and my stepmother who, somehow or other, was all the time whipping me, or sending me to bed supperless, --my mother dragged me by the legs out of the chimney and packed me off to bed, though it was only two o'clock in the afternoon of the 21st June, the longest day in the year in our hemisphere.
Boys, you see, think a horse or pony is like a steam-engine or a thrashing-machine, and can go on as long and as fast as they please; they never think that a pony can get tired, or have any feelings; so as the one who was whipping me could not understand I just rose up on my hind legs and let him slip off behind -- that was all.
So they both received a whipping, and the next moming set out again.
Mas'r will find out that I'm one that whipping won't tame.
Tom took his whipping and went back to his seat not at all broken-hearted, for he thought it was possible that he had unknowingly upset the ink on the spelling- book himself, in some skylarking bout -- he had denied it for form's sake and because it was custom, and had stuck to the denial from principle.
She was a field hand, and a whipping is the penalty of not being in the field at sunrise, unless a slave has special permission from his or her master to the con- trary--a permission which they seldom get, and one that gives to him that gives it the proud name of being a kind master.
You want whipping for bringing us in here at all, with your dastardly puling tricks: and - don't look so silly, now
Watts, appealed to the nurse and then insulted her, demanded of the children whether they loved one another, whether they loved mamma, and whether they wanted a right good whipping.
The dwarf, at my entreaty, had no other punishment than a sound whipping.
The first to halt were those who were carrying the image, and one of the four ecclesiastics who were chanting the Litany, struck by the strange figure of Don Quixote, the leanness of Rocinante, and the other ludicrous peculiarities he observed, said in reply to him, "Brother, if you have anything to say to us say it quickly, for these brethren are whipping themselves, and we cannot stop, nor is it reasonable we should stop to hear anything, unless indeed it is short enough to be said in two words.
he shouted, whipping out his revolver and firing almost simultaneously with the Swede.
With nose serrulated by continuous spasms, hair bristling in recurrent waves, tongue whipping out like a red snake and whipping back again, ears flattened down, eyes gleaming hatred, lips wrinkled back, and fangs exposed and dripping, he could compel a pause on the part of almost any assailant.