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verb (tr, adverb)

to excite; arouseto whip up a mob; to whip up discontent
informal to prepare quicklyto whip up a meal

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Idioms and Phrases with whip up

whip up

1

Arouse, excite, as in The speaker whipped up the mob [Early 1800s]

2

Prepare quickly, as in I can easily whip up some lunch. This usage was first recorded in 1611.

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