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verb     whip pronunciation in American English
/wɪp/    whip pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewhipping
past tensewhipped
past participlewhipped
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move somewhere very fast
    whip around/into/past etc. something:

    A cold wind was whipping across the water.

    I whipped round the corner.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to move something somewhere very fast

      The wind whipped her hair into her eyes.

      Ferguson whipped the ball across the court.

    2. b.
      [transitive] to remove something or take something from somewhere very fast
      whip something out/off:

      Smiling, he whipped out his wallet.

      They whipped off their shirts and dove into the pool.

      I whipped the film out of the camera.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to hit someone with a whip

    Ted whipped his horse and galloped away.

    A man was being whipped and beaten in the next room.

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  3. 3
    [transitive] to mix a food very quickly in order to put air into it
  4. 4
    [transitive] informal to defeat someone thoroughly
  5. 5
    [transitive] informal to steal something

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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