whip


whip
[c]/wɪp / (say wip)

verb (whipped or, Rare, whipt, whipping)
verb (t)
1. to strike with quick, repeated strokes of something slender and flexible; lash.
2. to beat with a whip or the like, especially by way of punishment or chastisement; flog; thrash.
3. to lash or castigate with words.
4. to drive (on, out, in, etc.) by strokes or lashes.
5. to spin (a top) by whipping.
6. Colloquial to beat, outdo, or defeat, as in a contest.
7. Nautical to hoist or purchase by means of a whip (def. 23).
8. to pull, jerk, snatch, seize, put, etc., (away, out, up, into, etc.) with a sudden movement.
9. to fish (a stream, etc.) with a rod and line.
10. to overlay or cover (cord, etc.) with cord, thread or the like wound about it.
11. to wind (cord, twine, thread, etc.) about something.
12. to gather, or form into pleats by overcasting the turned edge with small stitches and then drawing up the thread.
13. to beat (eggs, cream, etc.) to a froth with a whisk, fork, or other implement in order to incorporate air and produce expansion.
verb (i)
14. to move or go (away, off, out, in, etc.) quickly and suddenly; dart; whisk.
15. to beat or lash about, as a pennant in the wind.
16. to fish with a rod and line.
noun
17. an instrument to strike with, as in driving animals or in punishing, typically consisting of a lash or other flexible part with a more rigid handle.
18. a whipping or lashing strike or motion.
19. a windmill vane.
20. someone who handles a whip; a driver of horses, a coach, etc.
21. someone who has charge of the hounds in hunting.
22. a party manager in a legislative body, who supplies information to members about the government business, secures their attendance for voting, supplies lists of members to serve on committees and keeps the leaders informed as to the trend of party opinion: *grateful for father's patronage and for that of his father's warm friend William Cassell, Conservative party whip. –john bryson, 1981.
23. a contrivance for hoisting, consisting essentially of a rope and pulley.
24. Machinery a mechanically-operated tackle for drawing water from a well, in which a rope or cable to which a bucket is attached at each end passes through a fixed pulley and over a poppet head into the well, one bucket being in the well while the other is in the air.
25. a wooden percussion instrument imitating the crack of a whip.
26. a dish made of cream or eggwhites whipped to a froth with flavouring, etc., often with fruit pulp or the like: prune whip.
phrase
27. be there when the whips are cracking, Colloquial to be at the scene of any action or crisis.
28. crack the whip, Colloquial to urge greater effort.
29. fair crack of the whip, Colloquial (an exhortation to be fair.)
30. follow a whip, Parliamentary Procedure to vote in accordance with a party decision as conveyed by the parliamentary whip.
31. have under the whip, Colloquial (especially of a woman in relation to a man) to exert complete control over; dominate.
32. whip in,
a. Hunting to prevent from wandering, as hounds.
b. to exact agreement or obedience from (a group of people), as a party whip does.
33. whip into line, to discipline into obedience.
34. whip off, to take, steal.
35. whip (or flog) the cat, to reproach oneself.
36. whip round, to make a collection of money. {Phrase Origin: from 19th-century British slang in which a whip was a contribution for drinks}
37. whips of, Colloquial great quantities of: *There's whips of feed on the creek flats yet –alan marshall, 1955. Compare lashing1 (def. 4).
38. whip up,
a. to create quickly: I whipped up a meal when I heard they were coming.
b. to arouse to fury, intense excitement, etc.: his speech soon whipped up the crowd.
39. under the whip,
a. (of a racehorse) driven on to extra effort by being whipped by the rider.
b. (of a horse in a pair of horses harnessed to a cart, dray, etc.) on the right side.
c. heavily controlled, usually by some form of law or administration: 4WDs may come under the whip as global warming fears grow.
{Middle English whippe, earlier (h)wippen move quickly up and down or to and fro}
whipper, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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