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Meaning of Whip

To strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender and lithe; to lash; to beat; as, to whip a horse, or a carpet.

To drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top.

To punish with a whip, scourge, or rod; to flog; to beat; as, to whip a vagrant; to whip one with thirty nine lashes; to whip a perverse boy.

To apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to.

To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip wheat.

To beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a whisk, fork, or the like.

To conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat; to surpass.

To overlay (a cord, rope, or the like) with other cords going round and round it; to overcast, as the edge of a seam; to wrap; -- often with about, around, or over.

To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread; as, to whip a ruffle.

To take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch; -- with into, out, up, off, and the like.

To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.

To secure the end of (a rope, or the like) from untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff.

To fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly, the motion being that employed in using a whip.

To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner.

An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a flexible rod.

A coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip.

One of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the sails are spread.

The length of the arm reckoned from the shaft.

A small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light bodies.

The long pennant. See Pennant (a)

A huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in.

A person (as a member of Parliament) appointed to enforce party discipline, and secure the attendance of the members of a Parliament party at any important session, especially when their votes are needed.

A call made upon members of a Parliament party to be in their places at a given time, as when a vote is to be taken.

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