verb (used with object), whipped or whipt, whip·ping.
verb (used without object), whipped or whipt, whip·ping.
- a party manager in a legislative body who secures attendance for voting and directs other members.
- (in Britain) a written call made on members of a party to be in attendance for voting.
- to plan or assemble quickly: to whip up a delicious dinner.
- to incite; arouse; stir: to whip up the mob.
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Example sentences from the Web for whip
Lee was whip smart, could be charming when he wanted to and preferred to operate behind the scenes.Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances|by Peter Elkind with Doris Burke|September 30, 2020|ProPublica
Her transformation into a soldier — buying a horse and a saddle and a bridle and a whip — takes up half a stanza.The history of Mulan, from a 6th-century ballad to the live-action Disney movie|Constance Grady|September 4, 2020|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.The Democratic Insiders Who Helped Pave the Way for Kamala Harris|Nick Fouriezos|August 17, 2020|Ozy
Given how little time they had to whip this project to the finish line, they accomplished a lot.Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album|Malcolm Jones|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What he may lack in leadership or due diligence skills, he makes up for in his abilities to whip the media into subservience.‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors|Jake Adelstein|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then you'd whip out your iPhone and pull up that snarky tweet your friend wrote linking to the E!Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Consciously Couple|Kevin Fallon|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Been dying to see that powerful sexual masochist woo and whip that mousy college student?The ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Trailer Is Pretty Ridiculous, Right?|Kevin Fallon|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead of sleeping with them, however, Joffrey forces Ros to beat Daisy with a whip… and then a giant club.
The driver shook his head and pointed forward with his whip.The Kentons|William Dean Howells
If necessary, the whip may be used, by gentle touches upon the left shoulder.The Lady and Her Horse|T. A. Jenkins
This young man held a whip, which he brandished in the air like a rider about to mount his horse.Yiddish Tales|Various
I promised, I did; and I never will; not if you whip me to death.'The Pansy Magazine, January 1886|Various
She led him back upon the plateau, and, urging him both with whip and voice, she started him again toward the yawning chasm.Led Astray and The Sphinx|Octave Feuillet
British Dictionary definitions for whip
verb whips, whipping or whipped
- a member of a party chosen to organize and discipline the members of his faction, esp in voting and to assist in the arrangement of the business
- a call issued to members of a party, insisting with varying degrees of urgency upon their presence or loyal voting behaviour
- (in the British Parliament) a schedule of business sent to members of a party each week. Each item on it is underlined to indicate its importance: one line means that no division is expected, two lines means that the item is fairly important, and three lines means that the item is very important and every member must attend and vote according to the party line
Derived forms of whipwhiplike, adjectivewhipper, noun
Word Origin for whip
Cultural definitions for whip
In the United States Congress or state legislatures, an assistant to the majority leader or minority leader responsible for stirring up party support on issues, keeping track of party members' votes, and acting as a general liaison between the majority leader or minority leader and other party members.
Idioms and Phrases with whip
In addition to the idiom beginning with whip
- whip up
- crack the whip
- lick (whip) into shape
- smart as a whip
- upper (whip) hand