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whip

noun

1 whip

An instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping.

Roget 268: traveler, wayfarer, voyager, itinerant, passenger, commuter.    tourist, excursionist, explorer, adventurer, mountaineer, hiker, backpacker, ... show more

Roget 694: director, manager, governor, rector, comptroller.    superintendent, supervisor, straw boss; intendant; overseer, overlooker; supercargo, husband, inspector, ... show more

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more

Dutch: zweep



2 whip

A legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline.

synonym: party whip.

3 whip

A dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit.

Dutch: kloppen
Polish: pianka

4 whip

golf The flexibility of the shaft of a golf club.

5 whip

A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object:
— The whip raised a red welt.

synonyms: lash, whiplash.

Roget 975: scourge, rod, cane, stick; ratan, rattan; birch, birch rod; azote, blacksnake, bullwhack [U.S.], chicote, kurbash, quirt, ... show more

Dutch: zweepslag
Polish: bykowiec

verb

1 whip

Beat severely with a whip or rod.

synonyms: flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt.

Roget 716: attack, assault, assail; invade; set upon, fall upon; charge, impugn, break a lance with, enter the lists.    assume the offensive, take the offensive; be the aggressor, become the aggressor; ... show more

Roget 684: haste, hasten; make haste, make a dash etc. n.; hurry on, dash on, whip on, push on, press on, press forward; hurry, skurry, ... show more

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

Dutch: geselen

2 whip

Defeat thoroughly.

synonyms: mop up, pip, rack up, worst.

3 whip

Thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash.

4 whip

Strike as if by whipping:
— The curtain whipped her face.

synonym: lash.

Dutch: striemen

5 whip

Whip with or as if with a wire whisk.

synonym: whisk.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

6 whip

Subject to harsh criticism.

synonyms: blister, scald.


Moby thesaurus: Ferris wheel, Jehu, MP, Member of Congress, Member of Parliament, accelerate, aerate, agitate, alderman, assemblyman, avert, bang, baste, bastinado, batter, beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, beat up, belabor ... show more.

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