whip

whip
whip1 [wıp] v past tense and past participle whipped present participle whipping
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wippen 'to swing']
1.) [T]
to hit someone or something with a whip
He whipped the horse into a canter.
2.) [I,T always + adverb/preposition]
to move quickly and violently, or to make something do this
The wind whipped her hair into her eyes.
whip across/around/past etc
Rain whipped across the window pane.
whip sth about/around
The branches were being whipped about in the storm.
whip round/around
He whipped round to face them.
3.) [T always + adverb/preposition]
to move or remove something with a quick sudden movement
whip sth off/out/back etc
Annie whipped off her apron and put it into the drawer.
He whipped back the sheets.
4.) [T]
to mix cream or the clear part of an egg very hard until it becomes stiff
→↑beat, whisk ↑whisk
Whip the cream until thick.
5.) [T] BrE informal to steal something
whip through [whip through sth] phr v
to finish a job very quickly
He whipped through his routine paperwork before going home.
whip up [whip sb/sth<=>up] phr v
1.) to try to make people feel strongly about something
whip up interest/opposition/support etc
They'll do anything to whip up a bit of interest in a book.
an attempt to whip up the masses
2.) to quickly make something to eat
Mother was in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cakes.
whip 2
whip2 n
1.)
a long thin piece of rope or leather with a handle, that you hit animals with to make them move or that you hit someone with to punish them
The coachman cracked his whip and the carriage lurched forward.
2.)
a member of the US Congress or the British Parliament who is responsible for making sure that the members of their party attend and vote
3.)
a written order sent to members of the British Parliament telling them when and how to vote
4.) [U and C] BrE
a sweet dish made from the white part of eggs and chocolate or fruit, beaten together to make a smooth light mixture
pineapple whip
5.) have the whip hand
to have power and control over someone
crack the whip atcrack1 (14), give sb a fair crack of the whip atfair1 (9)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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