\wˈɪp], \wˈɪp], \w_ˈɪ_p]\
Definitions of WHIP
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By Princeton University
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By Noah Webster.
To strike or punish with a lash or rod; flog; to take, snatch, or jerk; with out, off, from, etc.; as, he whipped out his pistol and fired; colloquially, to defeat in a contest; conquer; as, the home team was badly whipped; beat into a froth; as, to whip cream; beat out; to overcast, as a seam; to bind the end of (a rope), to prevent it from fraying out; to wrap regularly, as a rope; fish in with a rod and artificial fly; as, to whip a stream for trout.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By James Champlin Fernald
To take or seize with a sudden motion: to snatch: to carry or convey suddenly and rapidly-usually followed by some preposition or adverb, as away, from, out, into, up, and the like. â€œI whipt me behind the arras.â€-Shak.; â€œWhips out his rapier.â€-Shak., â€œShe, in a hurry, whips up her darling under her arm.â€-Sir R. Lâ€™Estrange; â€œHe whips out his pocket-book every moment, and writes descriptions of everything he sees.â€-H. Walpole; to sew slightly; to form into gathers; as to whip a ruffle; to overlay, as rope, cord, etc., with a cord, twine, or thread going round and round it; to in wrap-generally with about, around, over, or the like; â€œWhipped over either with gold thread, silver, or silk.â€-Stubbes: to strike with a whip or lash or with anything tough and flexible; to lash; as, to whip a horse: to punish with a whip, scourge, birch, or the like; to flog; as to whip a vagrant; to whip a perverse boy; â€œWho for false quantities was whippâ€™d at school.â€ Dryden: to drive with lashes; to make to turn or rotate with lashes; as, to whip a top; â€œSince I plucked geese, played truant, and whipped top.â€-Shak.: to lash in a figurative sense; to treat with cutting severity, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; â€œThe league between virtue and nature engages all things to assume a hostile front to vice. The beautiful laws and substances of the world persecute and whip the traitor.â€-Emerson: to thrash; to beat out, as grain by striking; as, to whip wheat: (naut.) to hoist or purchase by means of a rope passed through a single pulley: to beat; to overcome; to surpass; â€œWe can whip all creations.â€- Lever: to fish in with rod and line; as, to whip a stream; â€œTo whip the trout stream.â€-Lever: to beat into a froth, as eggs, cream, etc., with a whisk, fork, spoon, or the like.
An instrument for driving horses, cattle, etc., or for correction, consisting commonly of a handle, to which is attached a thong of plaited leather: a coachman or driver of a carriage; as a good whip; â€œMajor Benson, who was a famous whip, took his seat on the box of the barouche.â€-Miss Edgeworth: (naut.) a rope passed through a single block or pulley used to hoist light bodies: one of the radii or arms of a wind-mill to which the sails are attached; also, the length of the arm reckoned from the shaft: in the British parliament, (a) a member who performs the non-official but important duties of looking after the interests of his party, and who secures the attendance of as many members as possible at important divisions; as, the Liberal whip, the Conservative, whip; (b) a call made upon the members of a party to be in their places at a certain time; as, both parties have issued a rigorous whip in view of the expected division.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
An instrument for driving horses or other teams, or for correction, consisting of a lash tied to a handle or rod; a coachman or driver of a carriage, as, a good whip; a small tackle with a single rope used to hoist light bodies; the length of the sail of a windmill; a member of Parliament whose duty it is to summon the members of his party to be present at the division of the House on an important party-question; the summons itself. Whip and spur, with the utmost haste.
To snatch; to strike with a lash or sweeping cord; to drive by lashing; to punish with a whip; to lash with sarcasm; to strike; to thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; to beat into a froth; to sew slightly. To whip about or round, to wrap; to inwrap. To whip out, to draw nimbly; to snatch. To whip from, to take away suddenly. To whip into, to thrust in with a quick motion. To whip up, to seize or take up with a quick motion.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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