Synonyms of 'whip'
a piece of leather or rope attached at one end to a stiff handle, used for hitting people or animalsPrisoners were regularly beaten with a whip.
to hit with a whipHe was whipped with a studded belt.
They snatched up whips and lashed the backs of those who had fallen.
Flog them soundly!
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
They leathered me because they thought I could tell them where she'd gone.
George has never had to punish the children.
If we were late, they used to strap us.
I'll tan his backside for him.
He was thrashed with a cane until his skin turned red.
lick (informal), ,
They were scourging him severely.
She castigated him for having no intellectual interests.
give a hiding (informal)
to move or go quickly and suddenly(informal) I whipped into a parking space.
Suddenly she dashed out into the garden.
They had almost reached the boat when a figure shot past them.
I flew downstairs.
The door flew open and she tore into the room.
Someone inside the building rushed out.
They dived into a taxi.
She darted away through the trees.
She whisked out of the room.
the bird that flits from tree to tree
to beat (cream or eggs) with a whisk or fork until frothy or stiffWhip the cream until it is thick.
to rouse (someone) into a particular conditionan accomplished orator who could whip a crowd into hysteria
He incited his fellow citizens to take revenge.
Curiosity drove me to probe into what they worked on together.
Her parents kept her in school and pushed her to study.
I was intrigued by him, stirred by his intellect.
His friend's plight had spurred him into taking part.
His comments have provoked a shocked reaction.
the introduction of legislation to compel cyclists to wear a helmet
hounded by the press
a tactic to prod the government into spending more on education
The thought of them inheriting all these things agitated her.
They hold the rebels responsible for inflaming the villagers.
The violence was instigated by ex-members of the secret police.
He goaded me into taking direct action.
They accused strike leaders of fomenting violence.
(informal) Our school can whip theirs at football and rugby.
He was easily beaten into third place.
They thrashed their opponents 5-0.
Australia trounced France by sixty points to four.
wipe the floor with (informal), ,
His guerrillas defeated the colonial army.
stuff (slang), ,
the satisfaction of overcoming a rival
He hammered the young left-hander in four straight sets.
One massive assault would overwhelm the weakened enemy.
a Navajo myth about a great warrior who conquers the spiritual enemies of his people
He might be able to lick us all in a fair fight.
The Norman army routed the English opposition.
Britain's tennis No.1 yesterday overpowered his American rival.
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
clobber (slang), ,
She clobbered him with a vase.
run rings around (informal),
blow out of the water (slang),
make mincemeat out of (informal),
See whip someone up
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in the sense of agitate
to excite, disturb, or troubleThe thought of them inheriting all these things agitated her.
in the sense of castigate
to find fault with or reprimand (a person) harshlyShe castigated him for having no intellectual interests.
slate (informal, British),
dress down (informal),
tear into (informal),
read the riot act,
slap on the wrist,
bawl out (informal),
rap over the knuckles,
haul over the coals (informal),
chew out (US, Canadian, informal),
tear (someone) off a strip (British, informal),
give a rocket (British, New Zealand, informal)
in the sense of clobber
to batterShe clobbered him with a vase.
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