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 for Whip
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whip \Whip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whipped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Whipping.] [OE. whippen to overlay, as a cord, with other
     cords, probably akin to G. & D. wippen to shake, to move up
     and down, Sw. vippa, Dan. vippe to swing to and fro, to
     shake, to toss up, and L. vibrare to shake. Cf. Vibrate.]
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     1. To strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender
        and lithe; to lash; to beat; as, to whip a horse, or a
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     2. To drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to
        rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top.
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     3. To punish with a whip, scourge, or rod; to flog; to beat;
        as, to whip a vagrant; to whip one with thirty nine
        lashes; to whip a perverse boy.
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              Who, for false quantities, was whipped at school.
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     4. To apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with
        sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to.
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              They would whip me with their fine wits. --Shak.
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     5. To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip
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     6. To beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a
        whisk, fork, or the like.
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     7. To conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat;
        to surpass. [Slang, U. S.]
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     8. To overlay (a cord, rope, or the like) with other cords
        going round and round it; to overcast, as the edge of a
        seam; to wrap; -- often with about, around, or over.
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              Its string is firmly whipped about with small gut.
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     9. To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into
        gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing
        up the thread; as, to whip a ruffle.
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              In half-whipped muslin needles useless lie. --Gay.
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     10. To take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch;
         -- with into, out, up, off, and the like.
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               She, in a hurry, whips up her darling under her
               arm.                                 --L'Estrange.
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               He whips out his pocketbook every moment, and
               writes descriptions of everything he sees.
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     11. (Naut.)
         (a) To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.
         (b) To secure the end of (a rope, or the like) from
             untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff.
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     12. To fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly,
         the motion being that employed in using a whip.
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               Whipping their rough surface for a trout.
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     To whip in, to drive in, or keep from scattering, as hounds
        in a hurt; hence, to collect, or to keep together, as
        member of a party, or the like.
     To whip the cat.
         (a) To practice extreme parsimony. [Prov. Eng.] --Forby.
         (b) To go from house to house working by the day, as
             itinerant tailors and carpenters do. [Prov. & U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whip \Whip\, v. i.
     To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something;
     to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner.
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           With speed from thence he whipped.       --Sackville.
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           Two friends, traveling, met a bear upon the way; the
           one whips up a tree, and the other throws himself flat
           upon the ground.                         --L'Estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whip \Whip\, n. [OE. whippe. See Whip, v. t.]
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     1. An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for
        correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a
        handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a
        flexible rod. "[A] whip's lash." --Chaucer.
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              In his right hand he holds a whip, with which he is
              supposed to drive the horses of the sun. --Addison.
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     2. A coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip.
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     3. (Mach.)
        (a) One of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the
            sails are spread.
        (b) The length of the arm reckoned from the shaft.
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     4. (Naut.)
        (a) A small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light
        (b) The long pennant. See Pennant
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     5. A huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in.
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     6. (Eng. Politics)
        (a) A person (as a member of Parliament) appointed to
            enforce party discipline, and secure the attendance of
            the members of a Parliament party at any important
            session, especially when their votes are needed.
        (b) A call made upon members of a Parliament party to be
            in their places at a given time, as when a vote is to
            be taken.
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     7. A whipping motion; a thrashing about; as, the whip of a
        tense rope or wire which has suddenly parted; also, the
        quality of being whiplike or flexible; flexibility;
        suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     8. (Mech.) Any of various pieces that operate with a quick
        vibratory motion, as a spring in certain electrical
        devices for making a circuit, or a rocking certain piano
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     Whip and spur, with the utmost haste.
     Whip crane, or Whip purchase, a simple form of crane
        having a small drum from which the load is suspended,
        turned by pulling on a rope wound around larger drum on
        the same axle.
     Whip gin. See Gin block, under 5th Gin.
     Whip grafting. See under Grafting.
     Whip hand, the hand with which the whip is used; hence,
        advantage; mastery; as, to have or get the whip hand of a
        person. --Dryden.
     Whip ray (Zool.), the European eagle ray. See under Ray.
     Whip roll (Weaving), a roll or bar, behind the reeds in a
        loom, on which the warp threads rest.
     Whip scorpion (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        arachnids belonging to Thelyphonus and allied genera.
        They somewhat resemble true scorpions, but have a long,
        slender bristle, or lashlike organ, at the end of the
        body, instead of a sting.
     Whip snake (Zool.), any one of various species of slender
        snakes. Specifically:
        (a) A bright green South American tree snake ({Philodryas
            viridissimus) having a long and slender body. It is
            not venomous. Called also emerald whip snake.
        (b) The coachwhip snake.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is
           used for whipping
      2: a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
         [syn: whip, party whip]
      3: a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or
         cream and usually flavored with fruit
      4: (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
      5: a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; "the
         whip raised a red welt" [syn: whip, lash, whiplash]
      v 1: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often
           flogged the students"; "The children were severely
           trounced" [syn: flog, welt, whip, lather, lash,
           slash, strap, trounce]
      2: defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his
         opponents" [syn: worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up]
      3: thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; "The tall
         grass whipped in the wind"
      4: strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face"
         [syn: whip, lash]
      5: whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs" [syn:
         whisk, whip]
      6: subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the
         administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor
         scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the
         community" [syn: blister, scald, whip]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  303 Moby Thesaurus words for "whip":
     Ferris wheel, Jehu, MP, Member of Congress, Member of Parliament,
     accelerate, aerate, agitate, alderman, assemblyman, avert, bang,
     baste, bastinado, batter, beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow,
     beat up, belabor, belt, best, birch, blast, bludgeon, bowl down,
     box, buffet, bullwhacker, bundle, bustle, cabby, cabdriver, cabman,
     cage, cameleer, cane, carousel, carter, cartman, charioteer,
     chosen freeholder, churn, churn up, chute-the-chutes, chutes,
     city father, clabber, clobber, clot, club, coachman, coachy,
     coagulate, cocher, cochero, colloid, colloidize, congressman,
     congresswoman, conquer, convulse, cool, corral, councilman,
     cowhide, cream, crowd, cudgel, cuff, curdle, curry, cut, defeat,
     deflect, destroy, disarrange, discompose, dispatch, disquiet,
     disturb, divert, do in, drayman, drive, drive on, driver, drove,
     drub, dust, elephant driver, emulsify, emulsionize, excite,
     expedite, ferment, fix, flagellate, flail, flap, flog,
     floor leader, flurry, flying horses, foam, forward, fret, froth,
     fustigate, gad, gadfly, gharry-wallah, give a whipping,
     give the stick, goad, hack, hackman, hacky, hammer, harness racer,
     haste, hasten, hasten on, herd, hide, hie on, hors de combat,
     horsewhip, hurry, hurry along, hurry on, hurry up, hustle,
     hustle up, incrassate, inspissate, jell, jellify, jelly, knock,
     knout, lace, lambaste, larrup, lash, lather, lawgiver, lawmaker,
     lay on, legislator, lick, lopper, mahout, majority leader, mantle,
     maul, merry-go-round, minority leader, mop up, mule skinner,
     muleteer, needle, nudge, outclass, outdo, outfight, outgeneral,
     outmaneuver, outpoint, outrun, outsail, outshine, overcome,
     overrun, overwhelm, oxgoad, paddle, party whip, paste, patter,
     pelt, perturb, perturbate, pistol-whip, pivot, poke, pommel, pound,
     precipitate, press, prick, prod, pulverize, pummel, punch cattle,
     push, push on, push through, put, quicken, quirt, railroad through,
     rap, rawhide, reinsman, representative, ride herd on, rile, ripple,
     roil, roller coaster, roughen, round up, roundabout, rout, rowel,
     ruffle, ruin, rumple, rush, rush along, scourge, scum, seesaw,
     senator, settle, shake, shake up, sheer, shellac, shepherd, skin,
     skin alive, skinner, skunk, slap, sledgehammer, smack, smear,
     smite, smother, solon, spank, speed, speed along, speed up, spume,
     spur, stage coachman, stampede, state senator, steamroller, sting,
     stir, stir up, strap, stripe, subdue, sud, suds, swing, swinge,
     swirl, switch, teamster, teeter-totter, thicken, thrash, thresh,
     thump, trim, triumph over, trouble, trounce, truckman, truncheon,
     undo, upend, upset, urge, vanquish, veer, vetturino, voiturier,
     volte-face, wagoner, wagonman, wallop, wear out, whale, wheel,
     whip along, whip up, whiplash, whirl, whirligig, whisk, whomp,
     whop, work up, worst, wrangle, yerk

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