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1 whip /ˈwɪp/ noun
plural whips
1 whip
/ˈwɪp/
noun
plural whips
Learner's definition of WHIP
[count] : a long, thin piece of leather or similar material that is attached to a handle and that is used for hitting a person as punishment or to hit an animal (such as a horse) to make it move faster
[count] : a member of a legislature (such as the U.S. Congress or the British Parliament) who is appointed by a political party to make sure that other members are present when votes are taken and that they do the things that they are expected to do
[count, noncount] : a light dessert made by mixing together sweet ingredients

a fair crack of the whip

see 2crack

crack the whip

see 1crack
2 whip /ˈwɪp/ verb
whips; whipped; whipping
2 whip
/ˈwɪp/
verb
whips; whipped; whipping
Learner's definition of WHIP
[+ object] : to hit (a person or animal) with a whip or with something that is like a whip
see also pistol-whip
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] : to move (something) to a different position or remove (something) from a place quickly and forcefully
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to move quickly or forcefully
[+ object] : to cause (something) to move quickly or forcefully
[+ object] sports : to cause (something, such as a ball or puck) to go somewhere quickly and forcefully by throwing it, passing it, etc.
[+ object]
: to hit (something) forcefully
: to cause (something) to hit something forcefully
[+ object] informal : to defeat (someone) easily
[+ object] : to mix or beat a food (such as cream or an egg) very quickly
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to go very quickly

whip into

[phrasal verb]
whip (someone) into (something)
: to cause (a person or group of people) to be in (a desired state)

whip through

[phrasal verb]
whip through (something) informal
: to do (something) very quickly

whip together

[phrasal verb]
whip (something) together or whip together (something) informal
: to produce or prepare (something) very quickly

whip up

[phrasal verb]
whip (someone or something) up or whip up (someone or something) : to excite (someone or something) : to cause (someone or something) to feel strong emotions about something
whip (something) up or whip up (something) informal
: to cause or create (something)
: to produce or prepare (a meal) very quickly
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