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English noun: whip

1. whip (artifact) an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping

Broader (hypernym)instrument

Narrower (hyponym)cat, cat-o'-nine-tails, cowhide, flagellum, horsewhip, hunting crop, knout, quirt, riding crop, scourge, strap

Part holonymcrop, lash, stock, thong

2. whip (person) a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline

Synonymsparty whip

Broader (hypernym)legislator

3. whip (food) a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit

Broader (hypernym)afters, dessert, sweet

Narrower (hyponym)prune whip

4. whip (attribute) (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club

Broader (hypernym)flexibility, flexibleness

Domain categorygolf, golf game

5. whip (act) a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

SamplesThe whip raised a red welt.

Synonymslash, whiplash

Broader (hypernym)blow

English verb: whip

1. whip (contact) beat severely with a whip or rod

SamplesThe teacher often flogged the students.
The children were severely trounced.

ExamplesThey want to whip the prisoners

Synonymsflog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over

Narrower (hyponym)birch, cat, cowhide, flagellate, horsewhip, leather, scourge, switch

2. whip (competition) defeat thoroughly

SamplesHe mopped up the floor with his opponents.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to whip his opponent

Synonymsmop up, pip, rack up, worst

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

3. whip (motion) thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash

SamplesThe tall grass whipped in the wind.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)convulse, jactitate, slash, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss

4. whip (contact) strike as if by whipping

SamplesThe curtain whipped her face.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)strike

Narrower (hyponym)urticate

5. whip (contact) whip with or as if with a wire whisk

SamplesWhisk the eggs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)beat, scramble

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

6. whip (communication) subject to harsh criticism

SamplesThe Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday.
The professor scaled the students.
Your invectives scorched the community.

Synonymsblister, scald

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe

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