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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
  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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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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