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whip

whip

 
 
pronunciation:
wIp
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: whipped, whipping, whips
definition 1: to strike or beat with quick, repeated strokes with a long, thin strap, or a rod.
You should never whip the dog.
synonyms:
lash
similar words:
flail, thrash, thresh
definition 2: to strike with the motion or force of a whip.
The wind whipped the sheets on the line.
similar words:
agitate, flap, flutter, wave
definition 3: to take off or out with sudden force; pull (usually followed by "off" or "out").
She whipped out her driver's license.
synonyms:
snatch
similar words:
flick, grab, pull, whisk, yank
definition 4: to beat into a froth.
I whipped the cream for our pies.
synonyms:
beat
similar words:
blend, cream, froth, mix
definition 5: (informal) to defeat.
He whipped his opponent in the tennis match.
synonyms:
crush, lick, outdo, top
similar words:
beat, defeat, shellac, surpass, thrash
definition 6: to move suddenly or quickly; dash.
The dog whipped across the yard.
synonyms:
dart, dash, zip
similar words:
flit, fly, lash, rush, scurry, shoot, streak
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a long, thin cord, strap, or rod, often used to strike a person or an animal.
A whip can be used as a weapon, or to prod an animal.
 
synonyms:
lash, rod
similar words:
birch, cane, cord, cowhide, switch
derivations: whiplike (adj.), whipper (n.)