Associations to the word «Whip»
WHIP, noun. A lash; a pliant, flexible instrument, such as a rod (commonly of cane or rattan) or a plaited or braided rope or thong (commonly of leather) used to create a sharp "crack" sound for directing or herding animals.
WHIP, noun. The same instrument used to strike a person or animal for corporal punishment or torture.
WHIP, noun. (hunting) A whipper-in.
WHIP, noun. (politics) A member of a political party who is in charge of enforcing the party's policies in votes.
WHIP, noun. Whipped cream.
WHIP, noun. (nautical) A purchase in which one block is used to gain a 2:1 mechanical advantage.
WHIP, noun. (African American Vernacular English) A mode of personal motorized transportation; an automobile, all makes and models including motorcycles, excluding public transportation.
WHIP, noun. (roller derby) A move in which one player transfers momentum to another.
WHIP, noun. A whipping motion; a thrashing about.
WHIP, noun. The quality of being whiplike or flexible; suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.
WHIP, noun. Any of various pieces that operate with a quick vibratory motion, such as a spring in certain electrical devices for making a circuit, or a rocking certain piano actions.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) To hit with a whip.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) By extension, to hit with any flexible object.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) (slang) To defeat, as in a contest or game.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) To mix in a rapid aerating fashion, especially food.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) To urge into action.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To bind the end of a rope with twine or other small stuff to prevent its unlaying: fraying or unravelling.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.
WHIP, verb. To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) To throw or kick an object at a high velocity.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) To fish a body of water especially by making repeated casts.
WHIP, verb. (intransitive) To snap back and forth like a whip.
WHIP, verb. (intransitive) To move very fast.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) To move (something) very fast; often with up, out, etc.
WHIP, verb. (transitive) (roller derby) To transfer momentum from one skater to another.
WHIP, verb. (figurative) To lash with sarcasm, abuse, etc.
WHIP, verb. To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking.
WHIP, acronym. (baseball) walks plus hits per inning pitched; a statistic of the number of baserunners a pitcher has allowed per inning pitched.
WHIP AND SPUR, adverb. With the utmost haste.
WHIP DOWN, verb. (intransitive) To rain heavily.
WHIP GRAFTING, noun. Similar to splice grafting, except that a cleft or slit is made in the end of both scion and stock, in the direction of the grain and in the middle of the sloping surface, forming a kind of tongue, so that when put together, the tongue of each is inserted in the slit of the other.
WHIP HAND, noun. The hand in which a horse rider holds the whip.
WHIP HAND, noun. (idiomatic) An advantage over another; the dominant position.
WHIP IN, verb. (transitive) To prevent hunting hounds from straying from the pack by whipping them.
WHIP IN, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) (politics) To keep a party member in line.
WHIP IN, verb. (soccer) (transitive) To make a quick pass into the goalmouth.
WHIP OFF, verb. (transitive) To remove something (especially an item of clothing) with a swift movement.
WHIP OUT, verb. (transitive) to pull something out with a sudden jerk
WHIP OUT, verb. (transitive) to complete or make something in a quick fashion
WHIP SCORPION, noun. Any of the arachnids in the order Thelyphonida, which resemble scorpions (but are not true scorpions) and have a whip-like tail.
WHIP SCORPIONS, noun. Plural of whip scorpion
WHIP STITCH, noun. (sewing) A simple embroidery or hand sewing stitch in which the needle is passed in and out of the fabric in a series of stitches that circle an edge of the fabric.
WHIP THE CAT, verb. (UK) (dialect) (dated) To practice extreme parsimony.
WHIP THE CAT, verb. (US) (dialect) (dated) To go from house to house working by the day, as itinerant tailors and carpenters do.
WHIP THE PANTS OFF, verb. Alternative form of beat the pants off
WHIP THROUGH, verb. (idiomatic) To do something extremely quickly and perfunctorily.
WHIP UP, verb. (transitive) To produce (something) quickly, especially food.
WHIP UP, verb. (transitive) To beat (stir) (a liquid) quickly so to introduce air and form foam.
WHIP UP, verb. (transitive) To arouse or excite
WHIP, noun. An instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping.
WHIP, noun. A legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline.
WHIP, noun. A dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit.
WHIP, noun. (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club.
WHIP, noun. A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; "the whip raised a red welt".
WHIP, verb. Beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced".
WHIP, verb. Defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents".
WHIP, verb. Thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; "The tall grass whipped in the wind".
WHIP, verb. Strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face".
WHIP, verb. Whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs".
WHIP, verb. Subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community".
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.