whip

whip
noun
1. an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping (Freq. 3)
Hypernyms: ↑instrument
Hyponyms:
Part Meronyms: ↑crop, ↑lash, ↑thong, ↑stock
2. a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
Syn: ↑party whip
Hypernyms: ↑legislator
3. a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
Hypernyms: ↑dessert, ↑sweet, ↑afters
Hyponyms: ↑prune whip
4. (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
Topics: ↑golf, ↑golf game
Hypernyms: ↑flexibility, ↑flexibleness
5. a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
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the whip raised a red welt

Syn: ↑lash, ↑whiplash
Derivationally related forms: ↑lash (for: ↑lash)
Hypernyms: ↑blow
verb
1. beat severely with a whip or rod (Freq. 8)
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The teacher often flogged the students

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The children were severely trounced

Syn:
flog, ↑welt, ↑lather, ↑lash, ↑slash, ↑strap, ↑trounce
Derivationally related forms:
trouncing (for: ↑trounce), ↑strap (for: ↑strap), ↑lash (for: ↑lash), ↑whipper, ↑whipping, ↑welt (for: ↑welt), ↑flogging (for: ↑flog)
Hypernyms: ↑beat, ↑beat up, ↑work over
Hyponyms:
flagellate, ↑scourge, ↑leather, ↑horsewhip, ↑switch, ↑cowhide, ↑cat, ↑birch
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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They want to whip the prisoners

2. defeat thoroughly (Freq. 4)
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He mopped up the floor with his opponents

Syn: ↑worst, ↑pip, ↑mop up, ↑rack up
Derivationally related forms: ↑whipping
Hypernyms: ↑beat, ↑beat out, ↑crush, ↑shell, ↑trounce, ↑vanquish
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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The fighter managed to whip his opponent

3. thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash (Freq. 3)
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The tall grass whipped in the wind

Hypernyms:
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Something is ——ing PP

4. strike as if by whipping (Freq. 3)
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The curtain whipped her face

Syn: ↑lash
Derivationally related forms: ↑lash (for: ↑lash)
Hypernyms: ↑strike
Hyponyms: ↑urticate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

5. whip with or as if with a wire whisk
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whisk the eggs

Syn: ↑whisk
See Also: ↑whip up
Topics: ↑cooking, ↑cookery, ↑preparation
Hypernyms: ↑beat, ↑scramble
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

6. subject to harsh criticism
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The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday

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the professor scaled the students

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your invectives scorched the community

Syn: ↑blister, ↑scald
Hypernyms: ↑attack, ↑round, ↑assail, ↑lash out, ↑snipe, ↑assault
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody


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