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

 

whoop

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//wuːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wuːp//
 
; BrE BrE//huːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//huːp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whoop
BrE BrE//wuːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wuːp//
 
; BrE BrE//huːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//huːp//
 
he / she / it whoops
BrE BrE//wuːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wuːps//
 
; BrE BrE//huːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//huːps//
 
past simple whooped
BrE BrE//wuːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wuːpt//
 
; BrE BrE//huːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//huːpt//
 
past participle whooped
BrE BrE//wuːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wuːpt//
 
; BrE BrE//huːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//huːpt//
 
-ing form whooping
BrE BrE//ˈwuːpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwuːpɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈhuːpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhuːpɪŋ//
 
Happiness
 
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  • [intransitive] to shout loudly because you are happy or excited He whooped for joy as the ball hit the back of the net. The kids were opening their presents and whooping with delight. See related entries: Happiness
  • Word Origin Middle English: probably imitative.Idioms
      whoop it up
      BrE BrE//ˌwuːp ɪt ˈʌp//
       
      ; NAmE NAmE//ˌwʊp ɪt ˈʌp//
       
      (informal)
       
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    1. 1to enjoy yourself very much with a noisy group of people
    2. 2(North American English) to make people excited or enthusiastic about something
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: whoop

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