whup


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whup

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

[Scots, variant of whip.]
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whup

(wʌp; wʊp)
vb, whups, whupping or whupped
(tr) chiefly informal US to defeat totally; overwhelm
[C19: variant of whip]
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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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The yard was full of life now: Marty was letting the screaming geese through the gate, and wickedly provoking the gander by hissing at him; the granary-door was groaning on its hinges as Alick shut it, after dealing out the corn; the horses were being led out to watering, amidst much barking of all the three dogs and many "whups" from Tim the ploughman, as if the heavy animals who held down their meek, intelligent heads, and lifted their shaggy feet so deliberately, were likely to rush wildly in every direction but the right.
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With a wit as sharp as the punches he used to 'whup' opponents, Ali dominated sports for two decades before time and Parkinson's disease, triggered by thousands of blows to the head, ravaged his magnificent body, muted his majestic voice and ended his storied career in 1981.
With a wit as sharp as the punches he used to "whup" opponents, Ali dominated sports for two decades before time and Parkinson's disease, triggered by thousands of blows to the head, ravaged his magnificent body, muted his majestic voice and ended his storied career in 1981.
The Briton ensured that he played his part by acting squeamish in the chair and threatening to "whup" the American movie star.
I'm gonna give him to the local zoo after I whup him."
"Eh," I thought, impatiently, "Big whup," and I went for it anyway.
They did not whup their slaves, but their son whupped my mother pretty bad because she did not bale enough corn and turnips to feed the fattening hogs.").
"There was a dull 'whup' as his body struck the sheet and the crowd cheered and small boys put their fingers to their mouths and whistled shrilly."