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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EasyJet said the plane was over regulatory limits by 300kg because of an "exceptionally high proportion of male passengers" and it insisted it was not its policy to allow whip-rounds.
The company insisted it was not its policy to allow whip-rounds and that "as far as we can establish no other arrangements between passengers were made".
Kevin raised more than pounds 15k - three times his original target - with a little more help from the 'Phonics, who staged whip-rounds during each of their recent UK gigs.
1billion every year on office whip-rounds and leaving parties, research revealed yesterday.