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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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Among humpback whales, only males boom out long strings of repeating phrases of hums and whups and chirps.
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ACCEPT no substitutes - if we have to have televised talent shows, it has to be Pop Idol because it whups the ass of Fame Academy.
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And on the following night we had one of those great nights in Cup football when not only does the diddy team beat the big guy, he WHUPS him.
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indebted guest star Willie Nelson is not a suitable alternative); a father who lies to his son or whups him risks intervention by the hated authorities; it is a father's duty to teach his son to respect women, something Hank is forced to do when his own hell-raiser of a father, who insists on calling Peggy "Mrs.
Even Eugene Mayor Jim Torrey will concede that Salem whups Eugene in that one regard: "I would give them a little edge today over us.