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Definition of whiplash noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a hit with a whip Her sharp voice cut the air like a whiplash.
  2. 2[uncountable] a neck injury caused when your head moves forward and back suddenly, especially in a car accident He was very bruised and suffering from whiplash.
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