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whiplash

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhiplashwhip‧lash /ˈwɪp-læʃ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 MITTCa neck injury caused when your head moves forward and back again suddenly and violently, especially in a car accident 🔊 One officer suffered whiplash injuries.
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whiplashNewish Cavalier, base model, with a whiplash radio aerial.Those taken to hospital were suffering from neck injuries caused by whiplash.Possible head injury, maybe whiplash - he's unconscious at the moment.If I took any of this particularly seriously I would risk suffering from nutritional whiplash, pursuing health in precisely contradictory binges.Since then, my head has snapped back fast enough to get a serious case of whiplash.I suffered whiplash and was shaken up.
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