- a strip of leather or length of cord fastened to a handle, used for flogging or beating a person or for urging on an animal.；a blow with a whip or similar implement.
- beat (a person or animal) with a whip or similar instrument, especially as a punishment or to urge them on；(of a flexible object or rain or wind) strike or beat violently
verb: whip, 3rd person present: whips, gerund or present participle: whipping, past tense: whipped, past participle: whipped
noun: whip, plural noun: whips
- 1. a strip of leather or length of cord fastened to a handle, used for flogging or beating a person or for urging on an animal.
- ▪ a blow with a whip or similar implement.
- 2. an official of a political party appointed to maintain parliamentary discipline among its members, especially so as to ensure attendance and voting in debates.
- ▪ British a written notice from a whip requesting attendance for voting.
- ▪ British membership of the group of MPs that form the official, elected representation of a particular political party, together with the duties or rights associated with such membership he resigned the Tory whip in protest at mine closures
- 3. a dessert consisting of cream or eggs beaten into a light fluffy mass with fruit, chocolate, or other ingredients.
- 4. short for whipper-in
- 5. a slender, unbranched shoot or plant.
- 6. North American a scythe for cutting specified crops a grass whip
- 7. a rope-and-pulley hoisting apparatus.
- 8. US informal a car I just got new wheels for my whip
- 1. beat (a person or animal) with a whip or similar instrument, especially as a punishment or to urge them on Lewis whipped the boy twenty times 同義詞
- ▪ (of a flexible object or rain or wind) strike or beat violently the wind whipped their faces
- ▪ informal defeat (a person or team) heavily in a sporting contest he whipped the Brazilian 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 同義詞
- 2. move fast or suddenly in a specified direction he whipped round to face them 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ take out or move (something) fast or suddenly he whipped out his revolver and shot him the burly Warburton whipped off his shirt 同義詞
- 3. beat (cream, eggs, or other food) into a froth. 同義詞
- 4. British informal steal (something) the escaper had whipped his overcoat 同義詞
- 5. bind (something) with spirally wound twine the side linings are whipped or hemmed
- ▪ sew or gather (something) with overcast stitches she began whipping narrow lace along the top of the garment