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Whip \Whip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Whipping.] [OE. whippen to overlay, as a cord, with other cords, probably akin to G. & D. wippen to shake, to move up and down, Sw. vippa, Dan. vippe to swing to and fro, to shake, to toss up, and L. vibrare to shake. Cf. Vibrate.] [1913 Webster]
To strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender and lithe; to lash; to beat; as, to whip a horse, or a carpet. [1913 Webster]
To drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top. [1913 Webster]
To punish with a whip, scourge, or rod; to flog; to beat; as, to whip a vagrant; to whip one with thirty nine lashes; to whip a perverse boy. [1913 Webster] Who, for false quantities, was whipped at school. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
To apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to. [1913 Webster] They would whip me with their fine wits. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip wheat. [1913 Webster]
To beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a whisk, fork, or the like. [1913 Webster]
To conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat; to surpass. [Slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster]
To overlay (a cord, rope, or the like) with other cords going round and round it; to overcast, as the edge of a seam; to wrap; -- often with about, around, or over. [1913 Webster] Its string is firmly whipped about with small gut. --Moxon. [1913 Webster]
To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread; as, to whip a ruffle. [1913 Webster] In half-whipped muslin needles useless lie. --Gay. [1913 Webster]
To take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch; -- with into, out, up, off, and the like. [1913 Webster] She, in a hurry, whips up her darling under her arm. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] He whips out his pocketbook every moment, and writes descriptions of everything he sees. --Walpole. [1913 Webster]
(Naut.) (a) To hoist or purchase by means of a whip. (b) To secure the end of (a rope, or the like) from untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff. [1913 Webster]
To fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly, the motion being that employed in using a whip. [1913 Webster] Whipping their rough surface for a trout. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] To whip in, to drive in, or keep from scattering, as hounds in a hurt; hence, to collect, or to keep together, as member of a party, or the like. To whip the cat. (a) To practice extreme parsimony. [Prov. Eng.] --Forby. (b) To go from house to house working by the day, as itinerant tailors and carpenters do. [Prov. & U. S.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

Word Net

whipped See whip
whip

Noun

1 an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
2 a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline [syn: party whip]
3 a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
4 (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
5 a quick blow with a whip [syn: lash, whiplash]

Verb

1 beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced" [syn: flog, welt, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce]
2 defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents" [syn: worst, pip, mop up, rack up]
3 thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; "The tall grass whipped in the wind"
4 strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face" [syn: lash]
5 whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs" [syn: whisk]
6 subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community" [syn: blister, scald] [also: whipping, whipped]

English

Pronunciation

  • /ʍɪpt/
    Rhymes with: -ɪpt

Adjective

  1. Controlled by a spouse or significant other to an unreasonable degree.

Verb

whipped
  1. past of whip
Whipped may refer to:

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