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Dictionary definition for: Whip

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

2. (v) beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students" "The children were severely trounced"

3. (n) a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline

4. (v) defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

5. (n) a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit

6. (v) thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; "The tall grass whipped in the wind"

7. (n) (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club

8. (v) strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face"

9. (n) a quick blow with a whip

10. (v) whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs"

11. (v) subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday" "the professor scaled the students" "your invectives scorched the community"

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