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whip

 (wĭp, hwĭp)
v. whipped also whipt, whip·ping, whips
v.tr.
1. To strike with a strap or rod; lash: whipped the horse with the reins.
2. To afflict, castigate, or reprove severely: "For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
3. To strike or affect in a manner similar to whipping or lashing: Icy winds whipped my face.
4. To arouse or excite, especially with words: whipped the audience into a rage.
5. To beat (cream or eggs, for example) into a froth or foam.
6. Informal To snatch, pull, or remove in a sudden manner: He whipped off his cap.
7. To sew with a loose overcast or overhand stitch.
8. To wrap or bind (a rope, for example) with twine to prevent unraveling or fraying.
9. Nautical To hoist by means of a rope passing through an overhead pulley.
10. Informal To defeat soundly: Our team can whip your team.
v.intr.
1. To move in a sudden, quick manner; dart: whipped out to the airport.
2. To move in a manner similar to a whip; thrash or snap about: Branches whipped against the windows.
n.
1. An instrument, either a flexible rod or a flexible thong or lash attached to a handle, used for driving animals or administering corporal punishment.
2. A whipping or lashing motion or stroke; a whiplash.
3. A blow, wound, or cut made by whipping.
4. Something, such as a long radio antenna on a motor vehicle, that is similar to a whip in form or flexibility.
5. Sports Flexibility, as in the shaft of a golf club: a fishing rod with a lot of whip.
6. Sports A whipper-in.
7.
a. A member of a legislative body, such as the US Congress or the British Parliament, charged by his or her party with enforcing party discipline and ensuring attendance.
b. A call issued to party members in a lawmaking body to ensure attendance at a particular time.
8. A dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream, often with fruit or fruit flavoring: prune whip.
9. An arm on a windmill.
10. Nautical A hoist consisting of a single rope passing through an overhead pulley.
11. A ride in an amusement park, consisting of small cars that move in a rapid, whipping motion along an oval track.
Phrasal Verbs:
whip in
To keep together, as members of a political party or hounds in a pack.
whip up
1. To arouse; excite: whipped up the mob; whip up enthusiasm.
2. Informal To prepare quickly: whip up a light lunch.
Idiom:
whip into shape Informal
To bring to a specified state or condition, vigorously and often forcefully.

[Middle English wippen, whippen; see weip- in Indo-European roots.]

whip′per n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whipper - a person who administers punishment by wielding a switch or whip
oppressor - a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
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We have men-stealers for ministers, women- whippers for missionaries, and cradle-plunderers for church members.
Then, he talked to new Saline County Sheriff James "Whipper" Johnson.
If Warner accepts the CA offer, a Sydney-based lady psychologist Justine Whipper may be hired for him.
Archie Jenkins, the North East Counties AA Cross-Country secretary, has spent many hours researching the history of the sport culminating with the printing of 'Whipper In' a 100-page encyclopedia of everything to do with the local cross-country scene for well over a century.
Place into a cream whipper, gas with one cartridge and shake well (the parfait can be served as it is if you do not have a cream whipper, but it will be slightly runnier).
KEMPTON: 5.40 Novel Dancer, 6.10 Desert Snow, 6.45 Golden Zephyr, 7.20 Shaolin, 7.55 Spice Fair, 8.30 Extremity, 9.00 Whipper Snapper.
By Chris Hoover/Doha Khalifa bin Sheail al-Kuwari owned Willie the Whipper (Whipper-Anna Song) plunged into an all out offensive in the final furlong and launched a fiery gallop to outrun Oasis Cannes and score a thrilling victory in the Group III Khor Al Adaid Cup, the feature event of the races at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club yesterday.
Crowley keeps up momentum Jim Crowley is in a terrific vein of form - Secret Gesture's Oaks defeat at the hands of stablemate Talent notwithstanding - and he completed a double on Paul d'Arcy's Darnathean in division two of the 7f handicap and William Knight's Whipper Snapper in the 7f classified stakes.
Bolger, whose unbeaten Dawn Approach is favourite for the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in May, saddled Miracle Cure to land a decent handicap at Leopardstown last November, and the son of mudlark Whipper should have more to offer.
Jasiri Whipper, a reporter for The Post and Courier of Charleston and the son of a state lawmaker, has died.
The beleaguered Newcastle boss was just a 14-year-old whipper snapper when he scooped the Form III Grammar prize for Art at St Peter's Roman Catholic High School in Cantley, Doncaster, in 1965.
The Godolphin colt landed a famous victory on his latest start when defeating Whipper and Valixir in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville.