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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.


Synonymslash


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.


Synonymswhisk


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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