Definition of whip verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    whip

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//wɪp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whip
    BrE BrE//wɪp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪp//
     
    he / she / it whips
    BrE BrE//wɪps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪps//
     
    past simple whipped
    BrE BrE//wɪpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪpt//
     
    past participle whipped
    BrE BrE//wɪpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪpt//
     
    -ing form whipping
    BrE BrE//ˈwɪpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] whip somebody/something to hit a person or an animal hard with a whip, as a punishment or to make them go faster or work harder
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to move, or make something move, quickly and suddenly or violently in a particular direction + adv./prep. A branch whipped across the car window. Her hair whipped around her face in the wind. whip something The waves were being whipped by 50 mile an hour winds.
  3. 3[transitive] whip something + adv./prep. to remove or pull something quickly and suddenly She whipped the mask off her face. The man whipped out a knife.
  4. 4[transitive] to stir cream, etc. very quickly until it becomes stiff whip something Serve the pie with whipped cream. whip something up Whip the egg whites up into stiff peaks.
  5. 5[transitive] whip somebody/something (North American English, informal) to defeat somebody very easily in a game The team whipped its opponents by 35 points. They whipped Australia 18–3 in the final game. compare thrash
  6. 6[transitive] whip something (British English, informal) to steal something
  7. Word Origin Middle English: probably from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch wippen ‘swing, leap, dance’, from a Germanic base meaning ‘move quickly’. The noun is partly from the verb, reinforced by Middle Low German wippe ‘quick movement’.Extra examples A gust of wind whipped off her hat. At the sound of his name, he whipped round and glared at us. He was taken back to the jail and soundly whipped. He whipped out a notebook and began scribbling furiously. Lightly whip the egg whites and add them to the mixture. The wind whipped across the moors. Serve the pie with whipped cream. She whipped the letter away from him. The wind whipped her hair around her face. Phrasal Verbswhip through somethingwhip up somebody
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