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Then the whip was brought into requisition, and it was laid on with no light hand.

Neither did Lizzie, though her tongue was a whip for Connie.

The minute they know you're without your whip they go for you like tigers at a wounded trainer.

But the lash of the whip found his face, and marked it for a time worse than the small-pox.

Whip the cream until it is stiff and fold this into the mixture.

He knew we could whip Great Britain, and he wanted to fight her.

It was the first time he had ever felt the cut of a whip, and the blow was not forgiven.

He leaned forward a little, got a fresh grip on the reins and took the whip.

Chip carefully brushed a fly off Polly's flank with the whip.

Why didn't you do as I told you—hang to the bridle and fight Denver off with your whip?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., wippen "flap violently," from Proto-Germanic *wipp- (cf. Danish vippe "to raise with a swipe," Middle Dutch, Dutch wippen "to swing," Old High German wipf "swing, impetus"), from PIE *wib- "move quickly." The cookery sense is from 1670s. Related: Whipped; whipping. Whipping boy first recorded 1640s; whipping block is from c.1877. Whip-saw is attested from 1530s; whip snake first recorded 1774.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WHIP

antenna

nounappendages for sensing, usually on insects or electronics

antennae

nounappendages for sensing, usually on insects or electronics
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