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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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whipping

[ˈwɪpɪŋ] n to give sb a whippingdare delle frustate fpl a qn
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Dawn of the third day after the whipping brought the Jessie's white sails in sight.
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.
"You should be out, whipping up the circulation like Mr.
The general in charge of the stores galloped after the carriage with a red and frightened face, whipping up his skinny horse.
When Becky told her father, in strict confidence, how Tom had taken her whipping at school, the Judge was visibly moved; and when she pleaded grace for the mighty lie which Tom had told in order to shift that whipping from her shoulders to his own, the Judge said with a fine outburst that it was a noble, a generous, a mag- nanimous lie -- a lie that was worthy to hold up its head and march down through history breast to breast with George Washington's lauded Truth about the hatchet!
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."
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 see, Miss Feely," said Rosa, "I don't mind the whipping so much, if Miss Marie or you was to do it; but, to be sent to a man!
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.
The consequence of this was, so severe a whipping, that it possibly fell little short of the torture with which confessions are in some countries extorted from criminals.
But this good prince was so gracious as to forgive the poor page his whipping, upon promise that he would do so no more, without special orders.