whipping

[ hwip-ing, wip- ]SEE DEFINITION OF whipping
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHIPPING

The fear of the disgrace of a whipping was too much for me, and I succumbed to the evil one.

As for Ben, he was less afraid of a whipping than of his father's disapprobation.

The aurora, like a hundred searchlights, was whipping across the sky.

I roared, whipping out my sword, 'for I am one of his officers.'

The silent Greer endured the whipping without wincing or speaking.

Whipping around a corner of the hut, he had time for a quick squint at the chanters.

But eventually she contented herself with giving Muche a whipping.

I'll be whipping the chiss ashore in a jiffy, only Csar's that eager to help, it's wonderful.

There are three things that are not hurt by whipping—a top, a syllabub, and a cream.

Whipping out his sword, he made a vicious pass at the lad's breast.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WHIPPING

beating

nounthrashing

blowing

adjectivebeing agitated by the air
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