whip - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] a long thin piece of leather with a handle on one end, used for making horses move faster or for hitting someone

    Most of the riders carried whips.

    crack a whip (=move the whip quickly to make a sudden loud sound):

    He cracked his whip over the horse’s shoulder.

  2. 2
    [countable] an official in a political party whose job is to make certain that other members go where they are needed and that they vote in the correct way
  3. 3
    [uncountable] a sweet soft food made with cream and flavours or fruit

    There’s chocolate whip for dessert.

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