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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 ?
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.
He would at times seem to take great pleas- ure in whipping a slave.
Aunt Hester had not only disobeyed his orders in going out, but had been found in company with Lloyd's Ned; which circumstance, I found, from what he said while whipping her, was the chief of- fence.
On hearing this Merlin said, "That will not do, for the lashes worthy Sancho has to receive must be given of his own free will and not by force, and at whatever time he pleases, for there is no fixed limit assigned to him; but it is permitted him, if he likes to commute by half the pain of this whipping, to let them be given by the hand of another, though it may be somewhat weighty.
Consent to this whipping, my son; to the devil with the devil, and leave fear to milksops, for 'a stout heart breaks bad luck,' as you very well know.
Clare, "how I'm going to manage that child, without whipping her.
Whipping and abuse are like laudanum; you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
and, seeing that she is used to that style of operation, I think your whippings will have to be pretty energetic, to make much impression.
A moisture came into his eyes, and, as the whipping continued, he arose and walked irresolutely up and down.
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.
Summary: Barney, reckons he's become my whipping boy, given all the columns I've written about him, telling readers about his prankishness