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noun as in length of material for hitting

verb as in dash, dart

verb as in agitate, stir up

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When the farmers decided the boys were not working hard enough, they “were beaten with whips and tree branches.”

From Fortune

Today, range is king—the contemporary measurement of choice is how far your whip can go on a single charge.

Lee was whip smart, could be charming when he wanted to and preferred to operate behind the scenes.

Her transformation into a soldier — buying a horse and a saddle and a bridle and a whip — takes up half a stanza.

From Vox

“I just think she’s been tested on the national stage … and she’s whip smart,” says Caraway in the latest episode of The Carlos Watson Show, hosted by the OZY co-founder and CEO.

From Ozy

Again, I do not know House Majority Whip Scalise or President Obama personally.

Just a week before the start of a new Congress, the new House majority whip is fighting for his political life.

Given how little time they had to whip this project to the finish line, they accomplished a lot.

What he may lack in leadership or due diligence skills, he makes up for in his abilities to whip the media into subservience.

And then you'd whip out your iPhone and pull up that snarky tweet your friend wrote linking to the E!

Q was a Queen, who wore a silk slip; R was a Robber, and wanted a whip.

And that was he also in kilts, at the age of five, wearing long curls and holding a whip in his hand.

As commander-in-chief, Bonaparte, for the time being, held the whip hand and could show his dislike by severe reprimands.

The memory of the hawk-nosed, steel-eyed officer who rode from Kurnaul to Meerut in twenty-four hours smote him like a whip.

She gave him a cavalier little nod, touched her horse with the whip, and a moment later was lost in a cloud of dust.


On this page you'll find 192 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whip, such as: cane, bat, belt, birch, cat-o'-nine-tails, and crop.

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