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Whip meaning

whip - 30 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
  2. 2. a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
  3. 3. subject to harsh criticism; " The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; " the professor scaled the students"; " your invectives scorched the community"
  4. 4. defeat thoroughly; " He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Any of various pieces that operate with a quick vibratory motion, as a spring in certain electrical devices for making a circuit, or a rocking certain piano actions.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. To drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to.
  11. 11. To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip wheat.
  12. 12. To beat ( eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a whisk, fork, or the like.
  13. 13. To conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat; to surpass.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.
  16. 16. To secure the end of ( a rope, or the like) from untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff.
  17. 17. To fish ( a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly, the motion being that employed in using a whip.
  18. 18. To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. A coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip.
  21. 21. One of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the sails are spread.
  22. 22. The length of the arm reckoned from the shaft.
  23. 23. A small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light bodies.
  24. 24. The long pennant. See Pennant ( a)
  25. 25. A huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper- in.
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. A lash with a handle: driver.
  30. 30. To strike with a whip: sew lightly.

whip - examples of usage

  1. Horry states, that his grandfather and grandmother commenced the handsome fortune they left, by working together at the whip- saw. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. Why, it would be just giving Dale the whip- hand over you for the rest of your days." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. You've got to whip all the moral courage in you and go back to Durdlebury. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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