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