Whip vs Baste - What's the difference?

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Whip is a related term of baste.

As an acronym whip

is (baseball) ; a statistic of the number of baserunners a pitcher has allowed per inning pitched.

As a noun baste is





(en 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
  • # Same instrument used to strike a person or animal for corporal punishment or torture.
  • (hunting) A whipper-in.
  • * 1928 , (Siegfried Sassoon), Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man , Penguin 2013, p. 27:
  • From the far side of the wood came the long shrill screech […] which signifies that one of the whips has viewed the fox quitting the covert.
  • (politics) A member of a political party who is in charge of enforcing the party's policies in votes.
  • Whipped cream.
  • (nautical) A purchase in which one block is used to gain a 2:1 mechanical advantage.
  • (African American Vernacular English) A mode of personal motorized transportation; an automobile, all makes and models including motorcycles, excluding public transportation.
  • (roller derby) A move in which one player transfers momentum to another.
  • Synonyms

    * (last for directing animals) crop (especially for horses), dressage whip (especially for horses), driving whip (especially for horses), jumping bat (especially for horses), flail, knout, lash, quirt, scourge, sjambok (South African), thong * (lash for corporal punishment) cat (nautical), flail, knout, lash, quirt, scourge, sjambok (South African), thong * (political party enforcer) party whip

    Derived terms

    * bullock-whip * bullwhip * buggy whip * coachwhip * dogwhip * drafting whip * horsewhip * longe whip * party whip * signal whip, signalwhip * snake whip, snakewhip * stockwhip * whipcracking * whip snake * yard whip


  • To hit with a whip.
  • The rider whipped the horse.
  • By extension, to hit with any flexible object.
  • I whipped her with a newspaper.
  • (slang) To defeat, as in a contest or game.
  • * 2008 , Edward Keating, The Joy of Ex: A Novel
  • She whips me in the first game of pool, I do not even get a shot. Eight-balled from the break.
  • To mix in a rapid aerating fashion, especially food.
  • to whip eggs or cream
  • To urge into action.
  • He whipped the department into shape.
  • (nautical) To bind the end of a rope with twine or other small stuff to prevent its unlaying: fraying or unravelling.
  • * Moxon
  • Its string is firmly whipped about with small gut.
  • (nautical) To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.
  • To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread.
  • to whip a ruffle
  • * John Gay
  • In half-whipped muslin needles useless lie.
  • To throw or kick an object at a high velocity.
  • * He whipped the ball at me.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Composed play then saw Sam Ricketts nutmeg Ashley Cole before Taylor whipped a fine curling effort over Petr Cech's bar.}}
  • To fish a body of water especially by making repeated casts.
  • * Emerson
  • whipping their rough surface for a trout
  • To snap back and forth like a whip.
  • * The pennants whipped in the wind.
  • To move very fast.
  • * The wind whipped through the valley.
  • * L'Estrange
  • Two friends, travelling, met a bear upon the way; the one whips up a tree, and the other throws himself flat upon the ground.
  • * 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
  • He looked up when I came in, gave a kind of cry, and whipped upstairs into the cabinet. It was but for one minute that I saw him, but the hair stood upon my head like quills.
  • To move (something) very fast; often with up'', ''out , etc.
  • * L'Estrange
  • She, in a hurry, whips up her darling under her arm.
  • * Walpole
  • He whips out his pocketbook every moment, and writes descriptions of everything he sees.
  • (roller derby) To transfer momentum from one skater to another.
  • (figurative) To lash with sarcasm, abuse, etc.
  • * Shakespeare
  • They would whip me with their fine wits.
  • To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking.
  • to whip wheat


    * flail * flog * knout * lash * quirt * scourge * thrash * thresh

    Derived terms

    * whip in * whip off * whipped vote * whipper * whip up


    * Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson: 1828. A dictionary of the English language 2nd edition. Publisher: William Pickering, 1828. 831 pages. Page 818. Google Public Domain Books :



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


  • To sew with long or loose stitches, as for temporary use, or in preparation for gathering the fabric.
  • * {{quote-news, year=1991, date=June 14, author=J.F. Pirro, title=Custom Work, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=He bastes the coat together with thick white thread almost like string, using stitches big enough to be ripped out easily later. }}

    Etymology 2



  • To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
  • (by extension) To coat over something
  • * {{quote-news, year=2001, date=April 20, author=Peter Margasak, title=Almost Famous, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Ice Cold Daydream" bastes the bayou funk of the Meters in swirling psychedelia, while "Sweet Thang," a swampy blues cowritten with his dad, sounds like something from Dr. John's "Night Tripper" phase. }}
  • To mark (sheep, etc.) with tar.
  • Etymology 3

    Perhaps from the cookery sense of baste or from some Scandinavian source. Compare (etyl) (whence (etyl) ). Compare also (etyl) and (etyl)


  • To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
  • * Samuel Pepys
  • One man was basted by the keeper for carrying some people over on his back through the waters.


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