whip

whip [hwip, wip]
vt.
whipped or whipt, whipping [ME whippen < MDu wippen, to swing, move up and down < IE * weib-, to turn, swing: see VIBRATE]
1. to move, pull, jerk, snatch, throw, etc. suddenly: usually with out, off, up, etc. [to whip out a knife]
2.
a) to strike, as with a strap or rod; lash; beat
b) to punish in this manner
3. to force, drive, compel, or urge by or as by whipping
4. to strike as a whip does [the rain whipped her face]
5. to attack with stinging words; flay
6. to wind (cord or thread) around (a rope, etc.) so as to prevent fraying
7. to fish (a stream, etc.) by making repeated casts with a rod and line
8. to beat (egg whites, cream, etc.) with a fork, whisk, mixer, etc. so as to incorporate air and make frothy
9. to sew (a seam or hem) with a loose, overcasting or overhand stitch
10. Informal to defeat or outdo, as in a contest
11. Naut. to hoist by means of a rope passing through an overhead pulley
vi.
1. to move, go, or pass quickly and suddenly [he whipped down the stairs]
2. to flap or thrash about in a whiplike manner [flags whipping in high wind]
3. to cast with a fishing rod, using a quick, whiplike motion
n.
[ME whippe < MDu wippe]
1. an instrument for striking or flogging, consisting generally of a stiff or flexible rod with a lash attached to one end
2. a blow, cut, etc. made with or as with a whip
3. a person who uses a whip, as a coachman or a huntsman who whips on the hounds
4.
a) an officer of a political party, as in Congress or Parliament, who maintains discipline and enforces attendance: also party whip
b) Brit. a call issued to party members in a lawmaking body to be in attendance to vote on a certain issue [a three-line whip]
5. a whipping motion
6. a dessert made of sugar and whipped cream, stiffly beaten egg whites, or gelatin, and often fruit
7. something resembling a whip in its action, as a windmill vane, kind of eggbeater, etc.
8. a hoisting apparatus consisting of a single rope passing through an overhead pulley
9. a flexible vertical rod for use as a radio antenna: also whip antenna
SYN.- BEAT
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whip in
to bring together or assemble, as a party whip does
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whip into shape
Informal to bring by vigorous action into the proper or desired condition
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whip up
1. to rouse; excite [to whip up enthusiasm]
2. Informal to prepare quickly and efficiently

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