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verb whip pronunciation in British English /wɪp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewhipping
past tensewhipped
past participlewhipped
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  1. 1
    [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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  2. 2
    [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 dived into the pool.
      I whipped the film out of the camera.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to mix a food very quickly in order to put air into it
    Whip the cream lightly.
  4. 4
    [transitive] informal to steal something
    He just whipped my pen!


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