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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHIP UP

He tried to whip up a faint flicker of hope at thought of Smithy.

Whip up the whites as stiffly as possible, and mix them lightly with the yolks.

Only whip up his blood until the guidance of them both was hers, not his.

"The driver he tried for to whip up," interpolated Jem Bottles.

After that it's 'Whip up postillion, we must make up for lost time.'

What could he do after that but whip up the horses and hasten on?

Won't you let us make a whip up round the houses and see what we can do?'

Twice in that distance he had to whip up to get through the dust of vehicles ahead.

"Merely because it is impossible to whip up ice with anything," he replied.

Mr. Hurd pointed with his whip up and down the country lane.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from whip (v.). In parliamentary use from 1850 (the verb in this sense is recorded from 1742), from the sense in fox-hunting. The parliamentary whip's duty originally was to ensure the attendance of party members on important occasions.

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