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  • as indictatorial
  • as indomineering
  • as inadminister
  • as inrule
  • as inrule the roost
  • as insupervise

synonyms for crack the whip

  • absolute
  • arbitrary
  • arrogant
  • autocratic
  • dogmatic
  • domineering
  • haughty
  • imperious
  • oppressive
  • overbearing
  • totalitarian
  • bossy
  • clamorous
  • crack-the-whip
  • despotic
  • dictative
  • doctrinaire
  • egotistic
  • firm
  • imperative
  • iron-handed
  • peremptory
  • pompous
  • proud
  • stern
  • throwing weight around
  • unlimited
  • unrestricted
See also synonyms for: cracked the whip / cracking the whip / cracks the whip
  • administrate
  • carry out
  • conduct
  • direct
  • execute
  • govern
  • oversee
  • supervise
  • boss
  • control
  • head
  • render
  • run
  • superintend
  • be in the driver's seat
  • be in the saddle
  • head up
  • hold the reins
  • pull the strings
  • pull the wires
  • ride herd on
  • run the show
  • sit on top of

antonyms for crack the whip

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  • democratic
  • humble
  • meek
  • obedient
  • servile
  • submissive
  • yielding
  • docile
  • passive
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    How to use crack the whip in a sentence

    Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Q was a Queen, who wore a silk slip; R was a Robber, and wanted a whip.
    BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
    You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
    THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
    I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    This was a hard nut to crack, if his past were not to be ruthlessly severed from Angel's by a word.
    ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
    And that was he also in kilts, at the age of five, wearing long curls and holding a whip in his hand.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    As commander-in-chief, Bonaparte, for the time being, held the whip hand and could show his dislike by severe reprimands.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
    The memory of the hawk-nosed, steel-eyed officer who rode from Kurnaul to Meerut in twenty-four hours smote him like a whip.
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    There was no fight in his men; they ran like a pack of frightened coyotes at the first crack of a gun.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO CRACK THE WHIP

    • administrate
    • be in the driver's seat
    • be in the saddle
    • boss
    • carry out
    • conduct
    • control
    • crack the whip
    • direct
    • execute
    • govern
    • head
    • head up
    • hold the reins
    • oversee
    • pull the strings
    • pull the wires
    • render
    • ride herd on
    • run
    • run the show
    • sit on top of
    • superintend
    • supervise
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