|Origin:||Probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wippen 'to swing'|
whip1 past tense and past participle whipped, present participle whipping
to hit someone or something with a whip:
He whipped the horse into a canter.
2 [intransitive,transitive 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 something about/around
The branches were being whipped about in the storm.
He whipped round to face them.
3 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]
to move or remove something with a quick sudden movement
whip something off/out/back etc
Annie whipped off her apron and put it into the drawer.
He whipped back the sheets.
to mix cream or the clear part of an egg very hard until it becomes stiff [↪ beat, whisk]:
Whip the cream until thick.
5 [transitive] British English informal
to steal something
whip through somethingphrasal verb
He whipped through his routine paperwork before going home.
whip somebody/something ↔ upphrasal verb
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
to quickly make something to eat:
Mother was in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cakes.