- 1[countable] a long, thin piece of rope or leather, attached to a handle, used for making animals move or punishing people He cracked his whip and the horse leapt forward.
- 2 [countable] an official in a political party who is responsible for making sure that party members attend and vote in important government debates the Senate Minority Whip
- 3[uncountable, countable] a sweet dish made from cream, eggs, sugar, and fruit mixed together Idioms
to use your authority or power to make someone work very hard, usually by treating them in a strict way
crack the whipjump to other results
to be in a position where you have power or control over someone or something She had the whip hand and it was useless to resist.
have/hold, etc. the whip hand (over somebody/something)jump to other results