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English noun: whiplash

1. whiplash (state) an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)


Synonymswhiplash injury


Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma

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


SamplesThe whip raised a red welt.


Synonymslash, whip


Broader (hypernym)blow









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