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whipping

[ hwip-ing, wip- ]
/ ˈʰwɪp ɪŋ, ˈwɪp- /
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noun

a beating or flogging, especially one administered with a whip or the like in punishment.
a defeat, as in sports.
an arrangement of cord, twine, or the like, whipped or wound about a thing, as to bind parts together or prevent unraveling, as at the end of a rope.

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Origin of whipping

First recorded in 1530–40; whip + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM whipping

self-whipping, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for whipping

whipping
/ (ˈwɪpɪŋ) /

noun

a thrashing or beating with a whip or similar implement
cord or twine used for binding or lashing
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