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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywhip into
he/she/itwhips into
present participlewhipping into
past tensewhipped into
past participlewhipped into

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    whip someone into something to make someone become very excited

    The band whipped the audience into a frenzy.

  2. 2
    whip someone into line to use strict methods to make someone do what you want them to do

    The government wants to whip teachers into line.

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