Complete Definition of "whip"

English

Etymology
ME. hwippen or whippen. Middle low German and Middle Dutch wippen, meaning to move quickly, Possibly from a germanic root stock word wip although such word has not yet been found written. Perhaps also from Latin vibare meaning to shake, akin to the sanscrit root vep. (See Swedish vippa and Danish vippe meaning to shake).

Pronunciation
wĭp, /wɪp/, /<tt>wIp</tt>/
audio|en-us-whip.ogg|Audio (US)
hwĭp, /ʍɪp/, /<tt>WIp</tt>/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A rod or rope used to punish or torture victims by hitting them.
  2. A member of a political party who is in charge of enforcing the party's policy|policies in votes.
  3. nautical A purchase in which one block is used to gain a 2:1 mechanical advantage.

Derived terms
dogwhip

Translations
trans-top|rod
Afrikaans: roer
Albanian: kamxhik
Arabic: ARchar|سوط (ʂaut) m
Azeri: çubuq
Bengali: (bet)
Bulgarian: бич (bič) m
Catalan: fuet m
Chinese: 鞭子 (biānzi)
Croatian: t-|hr|bič|m
Czech: t-|cs|bič|m
Dutch: zweep
Esperanto: t-|eo|vipo|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: piitsutama
Faeroese: píska
Finnish: piiska
French: t+|fr|fouet|m
Frisian: swipe
Georgian: შოლტი (šolti)
German: t-|de|Peitsche|f
Greek: t|el|μαστίγιο|m|sc=Grek (mastígio)
Hebrew: שוט|שׁוֹט (šot) m
Hindi: (chabuka)
Hungarian: t-|hu|felhúzókötél
Indonesian: t+|id|cemeti|xs=Indonesian
Inuktitut: ᐃᐱᕋᐅᑕᖅ
Irish: fuip
Italian: t-|it|frusta|f, t+|it|nerbo|m
Japanese: 鞭 (むち) (muchi)
Korean: 채찍 (chaejjik)
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Latvian: celtnis
Lithuanian: botagas
Malayalam: ചാട്ട (chaatta)
Mongolian: t-|mn|ташуур|trtašuur|scCyrl|xs=Mongolian
Norwegian: pisk
Old Church Slavonic: t|cu|бичь|tr=bičĭ|m
Papiamentu: zuip
Persian: ﻕﻻﺸ ‘ﻩﻨﺎﻴﺯﺎﺘ
Polish: t+|pl|bat|m
Portuguese: chicote m, açoite m
Romanian: t-|ro|bici
Russian: кнут (knut) m
Serbian: бич (bič) m
Slovak: t-|sk|bič|m
Slovene: t+|sl|bič|m
Spanish: fusta f, látigo m
Sranan: krawasi
Swahili: kambaa (nc 5/6)
Swedish: t+|sv|piska|f
Tagalog: latiko
Telugu: కొరడా (koraDA)
Thai: THchar|หวด (hùat)
Turkish: t-|tr|kamçi
Ukrainian: батіг (batíg) m
Uyghur: qamcha
Vietnamese: t+|vi|roi|xs=Vietnamese
Welsh: chwip
Yiddish: בײַטש (baytsh) f
Yucatec: hats'ik
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trans-top|party policy enforcer
Finnish: piiskuri
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mechanical device

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|whip|p|ing

  1. To hit with a whip.
  2. By extension, to hit with any flexible object.
  3. To defeat.
  4. To mix food in a rapid aerating fashion.
  5. To urge into action. (He whipped the department into shape.)
  6. nautical To bind the end of a rope with twine or other small stuff to prevent its unlaying.
  7. To throw an object at a high velocity (Typically used in New England. He whipped the ball at me.)
  8. To fish a body of water especially by making repeated casts.

Derived terms
whipper

Translations
trans-top|To hit with a whip
Czech: bičovat
Finnish: ruoskia, piiskata
German: peitschen, auspeitschen, anpeitschen
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trans-top|By extension, to hit with any flexible object
Finnish: ruoskia, piiskata
German: peitschen
trans-mid
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trans-top|To defeat
Finnish: t-|fi|piestä
German: t+|de|schlagen
trans-mid
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trans-top|To mix food in a rapid aerating fashion
Finnish: vatkata, vispata
German: t+|de|schlagen
trans-mid
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trans-top|To urge into action
Finnish: piiskata
German: anpeitschen
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ttbc|Spanish: azotar
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Intransitive verb
en-verb|whip|p|ing

  1. To snap back and forth like a whip. (The pennants whipped in the wind.)
  2. To move very fast. (The wind whipped through the valley.)

Synonyms
A whip used on horses: crop, dressage whip, driving whip, jumping bat .
knout
quirt
(South African) sjambok

Related terms
whip in
whip off
whip up

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