- 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[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[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[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 [transitive] whip somebody/something (informal) to defeat someone very easily in a game The team whipped its opponents by 35 points. Canada whipped the U.S. at the Olympics. synonym thrash Idioms
NAmE//wɪp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whip
he / she / it whips
past simple whipped
-ing form whipping
to train someone so that they do a particular job, task, etc. well It took him just two weeks to whip the new recruits into shape. Phrasal Verbswhip through somethingwhip somebody/somethingup
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