Definitions for WHIPʰwɪp, wɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

whipʰwɪp, wɪp(v.)whipped; whipt, whip•ping

  1. (v.t.)to beat with a flexible implement, as a strap, lash, or rod, esp. as punishment; flog.

  2. to spank.

  3. to urge on with or as if with lashes.

  4. to castigate with words.

  5. to train or organize forcefully:

    to whip the team into shape.

  6. to defeat; overcome:

    to whip a bad habit.

    Category: Informal

  7. to hoist or haul by means of a whip.

  8. to move, pull, or seize with a sudden movement:

    She whipped out her camera.

  9. to fish (a body of water) with rod and line, esp. by making repeated casts.

    Category: Sport

  10. to beat, as eggs, to a froth with an implement.

    Category: Cooking

  11. to overlay or cover (cord or rope) with cord, thread, or the like.

  12. to wind (cord, twine, or thread) about something.

  13. to sew with a light overcasting stitch.

    Category: Clothing

  14. (v.i.)to go quickly and suddenly; dart.

  15. to lash about:

    flags that whip in the wind.

  16. whip off, to write hurriedly:

    to whip off a book report.

    Category: Informal

  17. whip up, to prepare quickly: to incite; arouse:

    to whip up dinner in ten minutes.

    to whip up the mob.

    Category: Informal

  18. (n.)an instrument for striking, as in driving animals or in punishing, typically consisting of a lash or other flexible part with a more rigid handle.

  19. a lashing stroke or motion.

  20. a utensil for whipping; whisk.

  21. a dessert of beaten egg whites or cream, flavoring, and often chopped fruit:

    pineapple whip.

    Category: Cooking

  22. a party manager in a legislative body who secures attendance for voting and directs other members. (in Britain) a written call made on members of a party to be in attendance for voting.

    Category: Government

  23. a windmill vane.

  24. a tackle consisting of a fall rove through a single standing block

    Ref: ( single whip ); ( double whip ).

  25. the wrapping around the end of a whipped cord or the like.

  26. Category: Machinery

    Ref: Also called whirl. 16

  27. a branchless shoot of a woody plant, esp. one resulting from the first year's growth of a bud or graft.

    Category: Botany

Origin of whip:

1200–50; ME w(h)ippe (n.), w(h)ippen (v.), akin to or < MD, MLG wippen to swing, vacillate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whip(noun)

    an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping

  2. whip, party whip(noun)

    a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline

  3. whip(noun)

    a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit

  4. whip(noun)

    (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club

  5. whip, lash, whiplash(verb)

    a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

    "the whip raised a red welt"

  6. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce(verb)

    beat severely with a whip or rod

    "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

  7. worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up(verb)

    defeat thoroughly

    "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

  8. whip(verb)

    thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash

    "The tall grass whipped in the wind"

  9. whip, lash(verb)

    strike as if by whipping

    "The curtain whipped her face"

  10. whisk, whip(verb)

    whip with or as if with a wire whisk

    "whisk the eggs"

  11. blister, scald, whip(verb)

    subject to harsh criticism

    "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. whip(noun)ʰwɪp, wɪp

    a long, thin piece of leather for hitting a person or animal

    a horse whip

  2. whip(verb)ʰwɪp, wɪp

    to hit with a whip

    Slaves were whipped as punishment.

  3. whipʰwɪp, wɪp

    to defeat by a large amount in a game

    The Raiders whipped the Giants last night.

  4. whipʰwɪp, wɪp

    to move somewhere very quickly

    The riders whipped past the spectators.; I whipped the book out of the water before it got ruined.

  5. whipʰwɪp, wɪp

    to beat food quickly to get more air into it

    Whip the cream.


  1. whip(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

  2. whip(Noun)

    A member of a political party who is in charge of enforcing the party's policies in votes.

  3. whip(Noun)

    Whipped cream.

  4. whip(Noun)

    A purchase in which one block is used to gain a 2:1 mechanical advantage.

  5. whip(Noun)

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

  6. whip(Noun)

    A move in which one player transfers momentum to another.

  7. whip(Verb)

    To hit with a whip.

    whip the horse.

  8. whip(Verb)

    By extension, to hit with any flexible object.

    I whipped her with a newspaper.

  9. whip(Verb)

    To defeat.

  10. whip(Verb)

    To mix in a rapid aerating fashion, especially food.

    Can you whip this to make the sauce smoother.

  11. whip(Verb)

    To urge into action.

    He whipped the department into shape.

  12. whip(Verb)

    To bind the end of a rope with twine or other small stuff to prevent its unlaying: fraying or unravelling

  13. whip(Verb)

    To throw or kick an object at a high velocity.

  14. whip(Verb)

    To fish a body of water especially by making repeated casts.

  15. whip(Verb)

    To snap back and forth like a whip.

  16. whip(Verb)

    To move very fast.

  17. whip(Verb)

    To transfer momentum from one skater to another.

  18. Origin: From hwippen or whippen. Middle High German wipfen, wepfen and Middle Dutch wippen, possibly all from a wip. Some similarity to Sanskrit root वेपति, vibro. (See Swedish vippa and Danish vippe).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whip(verb)

    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. Whip(verb)

    to drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top

  3. Whip(verb)

    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

  4. Whip(verb)

    to apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to

  5. Whip(verb)

    to thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip wheat

  6. Whip(verb)

    to beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a whisk, fork, or the like

  7. Whip(verb)

    to conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat; to surpass

  8. Whip(verb)

    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

  9. Whip(verb)

    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

  10. Whip(verb)

    to take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch; -- with into, out, up, off, and the like

  11. Whip(verb)

    to hoist or purchase by means of a whip

  12. Whip(verb)

    to secure the end of (a rope, or the like) from untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff

  13. Whip(verb)

    to fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly, the motion being that employed in using a whip

  14. Whip(verb)

    to move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner

  15. Whip(verb)

    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

  16. Whip(verb)

    a coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip

  17. Whip(verb)

    one of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the sails are spread

  18. Whip(verb)

    the length of the arm reckoned from the shaft

  19. Whip(verb)

    a small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light bodies

  20. Whip(verb)

    the long pennant. See Pennant (a)

  21. Whip(verb)

    a huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in

  22. Whip(verb)

    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

  23. Whip(verb)

    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


  1. Whip

    A whip is a tool traditionally used by humans to exert control over animals or other people, through pain compliance or fear of pain, although in some activities whips can be used without use of pain, such as an additional pressure aid in dressage. Whips are generally of two types, either a firm stick device designed to strike directly, or a flexible whip which must be swung in a specific manner to be effective, but has a longer reach. There are also whips which combine both a firm stick and a flexible line, such as hunting whips. The majority of whips are designed for use on animals, although whips such as the "cat o' nine tails" and knout were designed specifically for flagellation of humans as a means of a corporal punishment or torture. Whips can be used on oneself as part of a religious practice, or on consenting persons during BDSM activities.

Translations for WHIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a long cord or strip of leather attached to a handle, used for punishing people, driving horses etc

He carries a whip but he would never use it on the horse.

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