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:
(politics) A member of a political party who is in charge of enforcing the party's policies in votes.
(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.
- 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.
* (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
* buggy whip
* drafting whip
* longe whip
* party whip
* signal whip, signalwhip
* snake whip, snakewhip
* whip snake
* yard whip
To hit with a whip.
By extension, to hit with any flexible object.
- The rider whipped the horse.
(slang) To defeat, as in a contest or game.
* 2008 , Edward Keating, The Joy of Ex: A Novel
- I whipped her with a newspaper.
To mix in a rapid aerating fashion, especially food.
- She whips me in the first game of pool, I do not even get a shot. Eight-balled from the break.
To urge into action.
- to whip eggs or cream
(nautical) To bind the end of a rope with twine or other small stuff to prevent its unlaying: fraying or unravelling.
- He whipped the department into shape.
(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.
- Its string is firmly whipped about with small gut.
* John Gay
- to whip a ruffle
To throw or kick an object at a high velocity.
* He whipped the ball at me.
- In half-whipped muslin needles useless lie.
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To fish a body of water especially by making repeated casts.
To snap back and forth like a whip.
* The pennants whipped in the wind.
To move very fast.
* The wind whipped through the valley.
- whipping their rough surface for a trout
* 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
- Two friends, travelling, met a bear upon the way; the one whips up a tree, and the other throws himself flat upon the ground.
To move (something) very fast; often with up'', ''out , etc.
- 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.
- She, in a hurry, whips up her darling under her arm.
(roller derby) To transfer momentum from one skater to another.
(figurative) To lash with sarcasm, abuse, etc.
- He whips out his pocketbook every moment, and writes descriptions of everything he sees.
To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking.
- They would whip me with their fine wits.
- to whip wheat
* whip in
* whip off
* whipped vote
* 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 :
Resembling a whip or some aspect of one; long, thin, and flexible.