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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywhip up
he/she/itwhips up
present participlewhipping up
past tensewhipped up
past participlewhipped up
  1. 1
    to encourage strong emotions or behavior in people

    Newspaper articles have whipped up fears of higher taxes.

  2. 2
    informal to prepare something to eat very quickly

    If you're hungry, I can whip us up some lunch.

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