whup


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whup

 (wŭp, hwŭp, wo͝op, hwo͝op)
v. Chiefly Southern US
Variant of whip.

[Scots, variant of whip.]

whup

(wʌp; wʊp)
vb, whups, whupping or whupped
(tr) chiefly informal US to defeat totally; overwhelm
[C19: variant of whip]

whup

(ʰwʌp, wʌp)

v.t. whupped, whup•ping.
Southern U.S. to defeat decisively; whip: He whupped his opponent in three straight sets.
[1890–95; orig. Scots form of whip]
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I'd bet a sizable chunk of those Facebook viewers were Democrats who tuned in to see if Ives could whup the man.
The $635 million WHUP is a package of 15 projects on the Warrego Highway, between Toowoomba and Miles and is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 funding split.
Also, if you're expecting to have to whup five assailants and you're faced with only one, your job is that much easier.
Told Fury privately respects him as a quality boxer despite his recent trash talk about him, Joshua said: "That's nice, but I'm still gonna whup his a***.
To add fuel to fire, certain Print, Broadcast and Electronic Journalism too are heavily involved in misinformation and disinformation techniques and blatantly and shamelessly support those who can go out on a stage and whup up their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy.
If I find the guy who took my bike," he said, "I'm gonna whup him.
Can't whup people's ass like we used to," another officer named Gary says.
The masters get two of us big old black slaves and let us fight it out while they bet: 'My slave can whup your slave.
It takes big tackle to whup big fish in fast water.
And then when I would act a fool, she would beat me--she would whup me--and she could get an Oscar for the way she whupped me, because she was great at it.
before opening day, and hope always springs eternal as teams report to pre-season camps in Arizona and Florida - and yes, we'll all root for fiscal underdogs like the Rockies and Padres to whup up on the evil blue Dodgers.