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whip

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whipwhip1 /wÉŠp/ ●●○ verb (whipped, whipping) 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive]HIT to hit someone or something with a whip 🔊 He whipped the horse into a canter.2 [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition]MOVE/CHANGE POSITION 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.whip round/around 🔊 He whipped round to face them.3 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]MOVE something OR somebodyREMOVE to move or remove something with a quick sudden movementwhip something off/out/back etc 🔊 Annie whipped off her apron and put it into the drawer. 🔊 He whipped back the sheets.4 [transitive]DFC 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 informalSTEAL to steal something → whip through something → whip somebody/something ↔ up
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Examples from the Corpus
whipâ€Ē A bond he could whip and drive.â€Ē Gregson felt the wind whipping around him, felt the chill grow more intense.â€Ē In a separate mixing bowl, whip egg whites until firm but not dry.â€Ē The vice president grabbed Cyrus's long microphone cord and and began whipping it around like a lariat.â€Ē A forty quid software voucher awaits the sender of the best letter - so whip out yer biros and get scribbling!â€Ē Top-ranked Duke whipped the Harvard team, 118-65.whip across/around/past etcâ€Ē Gregson felt the wind whipping around him, felt the chill grow more intense.â€Ē The clouds whip past like a speeding film.â€Ē Below left Ingrid's felt shawls keep out the icy winds that whip across Rackwick Beach, Hoy.â€Ē Wind whipping across sandbar on opposite shore, sand blowing across water.â€Ē You can feel the cold winds whipping across the barren island of Smuttynose as Maren relates her disturbing story.â€Ē A person standing gives a lunge to the wheelchair, and the body whips around the stage.
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whipwhip2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 whip.jpg [countable]HIT 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 [countable]PGPPGO a member of the US Congress or the British Parliament who is responsible for making sure that the members of their party attend and vote3 [countable]PGP a written order sent to members of the British Parliament telling them when and how to vote → three-line whip4 [countable, uncountable] British EnglishDFF a sweet dish made from the white part of eggs and chocolate or fruit, beaten together to make a smooth light mixture 🔊 pineapple whip5 → have the whip hand → crack the whip at crack1(15), → give somebody a fair crack of the whip at fair1(9)
Examples from the Corpus
whipâ€Ē The soldier is closer, his boots crush the stubble, his whip splits the air.â€Ē He dragged on the reins and drew the buggy around, flaying the horse with his whip.â€Ē On February 22, Dawson and the others cracked the whip and the vote poured out.â€Ē Katharine tickled Benji with the whip to keep the activity and the bend until he was back on the track.â€Ē These whips dictated not only the shape but also the size of the boxing ring.â€Ē Outside, there was arm-twisting and heavy pressure as the Tory whips rounded on potential rebels.â€Ē So they sent in four coachmen who stood with whips extended between them to hold back the mob.cracked ... whipâ€Ē Joe grinned, cracked a playful whip and lightly tweaked the reins.â€Ē Organised a seven-million guarantee. Cracked the whip in the City.â€Ē On February 22, Dawson and the others cracked the whip and the vote poured out.â€Ē She cracked her whip and he responded.
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Verb table
whip
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywhip
he, she, itwhips
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywhipped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave whipped
he, she, ithas whipped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad whipped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill whip
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have whipped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam whipping
he, she, itis whipping
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you, we, theyare whipping
Past
I, he, she, itwas whipping
you, we, theywere whipping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been whipping
he, she, ithas been whipping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been whipping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be whipping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been whipping
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