Definition of Whip

1. Noun. An instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping.

Specialized synonyms: Cat, Cat-o'-nine-tails, Cowhide, Horsewhip, Knout, Quirt, Hunting Crop, Riding Crop, Flagellum, Scourge, Strap
Terms within: Crop, Lash, Thong, Stock
Generic synonyms: Instrument



2. Verb. Beat severely with a whip or rod. "They want to whip the prisoners "; "The children were severely trounced"
Exact synonyms: Flog, Lash, Lather, Slash, Strap, Trounce, Welt
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Up, Work Over
Specialized synonyms: Flagellate, Scourge, Leather, Horsewhip, Switch, Cowhide, Cat, Birch
Derivative terms: Flogging, Lash, Lash, Strap, Trouncing, Welt, Whipper, Whipping

3. Noun. A legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline.
Exact synonyms: Party Whip
Generic synonyms: Legislator

4. Verb. Defeat thoroughly. "The fighter managed to whip his opponent"; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
Exact synonyms: Mop Up, Pip, Rack Up, Worst
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Derivative terms: Whipping

5. Noun. A dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit.
Generic synonyms: Afters, Dessert, Sweet
Specialized synonyms: Prune Whip

6. Verb. Thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash. "The tall grass whipped in the wind"

7. Noun. (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club.
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Generic synonyms: Flexibility, Flexibleness

8. Verb. Strike as if by whipping. "The curtain whipped her face"
Exact synonyms: Lash
Generic synonyms: Strike
Specialized synonyms: Urticate
Derivative terms: Lash, Lash

9. Noun. A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object. "The whip raised a red welt"
Exact synonyms: Lash, Whiplash
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Lash, Lash

10. Verb. Whip with or as if with a wire whisk. "Whisk the eggs"
Exact synonyms: Whisk
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Beat, Scramble
Also: Whip Up

11. Verb. Subject to harsh criticism. "Your invectives scorched the community"
Exact synonyms: Blister, Scald
Generic synonyms: Assail, Assault, Attack, Lash Out, Round, Snipe

Definition of Whip

1. v. t. To strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender and lithe; to lash; to beat; as, to whip a horse, or a carpet.

2. v. i. To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner.

3. n. An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a flexible rod.

4. n. A whipping motion; a thrashing about; as, the whip of a tense rope or wire which has suddenly parted; also, the quality of being whiplike or flexible; flexibility; suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.

5. v. t. To strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender and lithe; to lash; to beat; as, to whip a horse, or a carpet.

6. v. i. To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner.

7. n. An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a flexible rod.

8. n. A whipping motion; a thrashing about; as, the whip of a tense rope or wire which has suddenly parted; also, the quality of being whiplike or flexible; flexibility; suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.

Definition of Whip

1. Noun. A lash; a pliant, flexible instrument, such as a rod (commonly of cane or rattan) or a plaited or braided rope or thong (commonly of leather) used to create a sharp "crack" sound for directing or herding animals ¹

2. Noun. (politics) A member of a political party who is in charge of enforcing the party's policies in votes. ¹

3. Noun. Whipped cream. ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) A purchase in which one block is used to gain a 2:1 mechanical advantage. ¹

5. Noun. (slang/African American Vernacular English) A mode of personal motorized transportation; an automobile, all makes and models including motorcycles, excluding public transportation. ¹

6. Noun. (roller derby) A move in which one player transfers momentum to another. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To hit with a whip. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) By extension, to hit with any flexible object. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To defeat. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To mix in a rapid aerating fashion, especially food. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To urge into action. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive nautical) To bind the end of a rope with twine or other small stuff to prevent its unlaying: fraying or unravelling ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To throw or kick an object at a high velocity. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To fish a body of water especially by making repeated casts. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To snap back and forth like a whip. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To move very fast. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) (roller derby) To transfer momentum from one skater to another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Whip

1. to strike with a whip (an instrument for administering corporal punishment) [v WHIPPED or WHIPT, WHIPPING, WHIPS]

Medical Definition of Whip

1. 1. To strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender and lithe; to lash; to beat; as, to whip a horse, or a carpet. 2. To drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top. 3. To punish with a whip, scourge, or rod; to flog; to beat; as, to whip a vagrant; to whip one with thirty nine lashes; to whip a perverse boy. "Who, for false quantities, was whipped at school." (Dryden) 4. To apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to. "They would whip me with their fine wits." (Shak) 5. To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip wheat. 6. To beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a whisk, fork, or the like. 7. To conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat; to surpass. 8. To overlay (a cord, rope, or the like) with other cords going round and round it; to overcast, as the edge of a seam; to wrap; often with about, around, or over. "Its string is firmly whipped about with small gut." (Moxon) 9. To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread; as, to whip a ruffle. "In half-whipped muslin needles useless lie." (Gay) 10. To take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch; with into, out, up, off, and the like. "She, in a hurry, whips up her darling under her arm." (L'Estrange) "He whips out his pocketbook every moment, and writes descriptions of everything he sees." (Walpole) 11. To hoist or purchase by means of a whip. To secure the end of (a rope, or the like) from untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff. 12. To fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly, the motion being that employed in using a whip. "Whipping their rough surface for a trout." (Emerson) To whip in, to drive in, or keep from scattering, as hounds in a hurt; hence, to collect, or to keep together, as member of a party, or the like. To whip the cat. To practice extreme parsimony. To go from house to house working by the day, as itinerant tailors and carpenters do. Origin: OE. Whippen to overlay, as a cord, with other cords, probably akin to G. & D. Wippen to shake, to move up and down, Sw. Vippa, Dan. Vippe to swing to and fro, to shake, to toss up, and L. Vibrare to shake. Cf. Vibrate. To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner. "With speed from thence he whipped." (Sackville) "Two friends, traveling, met a bear upon the way; the one whips up a tree, and the other throws himself flat upon the ground." (L'Estrange) 1. An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a flexible rod. "[A] whip's lash." "In his right hand he holds a whip, with which he is supposed to drive the horses of the sun." (Addison) 2. A coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip. 3. One of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the sails are spread. The length of the arm reckoned from the shaft. 4. A small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light bodies. The long pennant. See Pennant 5. A huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in. 6. A person (as a member of Parliament) appointed to enforce party discipline, and secure the attendance of the members of a Parliament party at any important session, especially when their votes are needed. A call made upon members of a Parliament party to be in their places at a given time, as when a vote is to be taken. Whip and spur, with the utmost haste. Whip crane, or Whip purchase, a simple form of crane having a small drum from which the load is suspended, turned by pulling on a rope wound around larger drum on the same axle. Whip gin. See Gin block, under 5th Gin. Whip grafting. See Grafting. Whip hand, the hand with which the whip is used; hence, advantage; mastery; as, to have or get the whip hand of a person. Whip ray, any one of various species of slender snakes. Specifically: A bright green South American tree snake (Philodryas viridissimus) having a long and slender body. It is not venomous. Called also emerald whip snake. The coachwhip snake. Origin: OE. Whippe. See Whip. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Whip

whinnier
whinnies
whinniest
whinnock
whinny
whinnying
whinnyingly
whinnyings
whins
whinstone
whinstones
whiny
whinyard
whinyards
whio
whip (current term)
whip-poor-will
whip-round
whip-scorpion
whip-snake
whip-tom-kelly
whip bougie
whip down
whip grafting
whip hand
whip in
whip off
whip out
whip scorpion
whip snake

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