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  • as inrule
  • as insupervise
  • as inrule the roost
  • as inadminister

synonyms for cracking the whip

  • conduct
  • control
  • dominate
  • lead
  • order
  • overrule
  • prevail
  • run
  • take over
  • administer
  • bridle
  • command
  • curb
  • decree
  • dictate
  • direct
  • domineer
  • guide
  • predominate
  • preponderate
  • preside
  • regulate
  • reign
  • restrain
  • sway
  • be in authority
  • be in driver's seat
  • be in power
  • crack the whip
  • hold sway
  • hold the reins
  • keep under one's thumb
  • lay down the law
  • rule the roost
  • run the show
  • sit on top of

antonyms for cracking the whip

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  • follow
  • lose
  • obey
  • surrender
  • misguide
  • mislead
  • mismanage
  • neglect
  • release
  • serve
  • submit
  • plead
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    How to use cracking 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
    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
    His foot caught; it is unknown in what,—in a twisted tie, or perhaps in a crevice of the cracking earth.
    A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
    She gave him a cavalier little nod, touched her horse with the whip, and a moment later was lost in a cloud of dust.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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