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 for whipping
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 :

  Whipping \Whip"ping\,
     a & n. from Whip, v.
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     Whipping post, a post to which offenders are tied, to be
        legally whipped.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: smart and fashionable; "snappy conversation"; "some sharp
             and whipping lines" [syn: snappy, whipping]
      n 1: beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of
           punishment [syn: whipping, tanning, flogging,
           lashing, flagellation]
      2: a sound defeat [syn: thrashing, walloping, debacle,
         drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping]
      3: a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally [syn:
         whipstitch, whipping, whipstitching]
      4: the act of overcoming or outdoing [syn: beating,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "whipping":
     Waterloo, bastinado, basting, battery, beating, belting, buffeting,
     caning, clubbing, collapse, conquering, conquest,
     corporal punishment, cowhiding, crash, cudgeling, deathblow,
     debacle, defeat, destruction, downfall, drubbing, failure, fall,
     flagellation, flailing, flogging, fustigation, gear, hiding,
     horsewhipping, lacing, lambasting, lashing, lathering, licking,
     mastery, overcoming, overthrow, overturn, pistol-whipping, quietus,
     rawhiding, rig, rigging, ropework, roping, ruin, running rigging,
     scourging, service, serving, smash, spanking, standing rigging,
     strapping, stripes, subdual, subduing, subjugation, swingeing,
     switching, tackle, tackling, thrashing, trimming, trouncing,
     truncheoning, undoing, vanquishment

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  WHIPPING, punishment. The infliction of stripes. 
       2. This mode of punishment, which is still practiced in some of the 
  states, is a relict of barbarism; it has yielded in most of the middle and 
  northern states to the penitentiary system. 
       3. The punishment of whipping, so far as the same was provided by the 
  laws of the United States, was abolished by the act of congress of February 
  28, 1839, s. 5. Vide 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 796; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t. 

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