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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whip  \Whip\,  v.  i. 
  To  move  nimbly;  to  start  or  turn  suddenly  and  do  something 
  to  whisk;  as  he  whipped  around  the  corner. 
  With  speed  from  thence  he  whipped.  --Sackville. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whip  \Whip\,  n.  [OE.  whippe.  See  {Whip},  v.  t.] 
  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. 
  In  his  right  hand  he  holds  a  whip,  with  which  he  is 
  supposed  to  drive  the  horses  of  the  sun.  --Addison. 
  2.  A  coachman;  a  driver  of  a  carriage;  as  a  good  whip. 
  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. 
  4.  (Naut.) 
  a  A  small  tackle  with  a  single  rope,  used  to  hoist  light 
  b  The  long  pennant.  See  {Pennant} 
  5.  A  huntsman  who  whips  in  the  hounds;  whipper-in. 
  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 
  {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}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  eagle  ray.  See  under 
  {Whip  roll}  (Weaving),  a  roll  or  bar,  behind  the  reeds  in  a 
  loom,  on  which  the  warp  threads  rest. 
  {Whip  scorpion}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}.] 
  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 
  2.  To  drive  with  lashes  or  strokes  of  a  whip;  to  cause  to 
  rotate  by  lashing  with  a  cord;  as  to  whip  a  top 
  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. 
  Who  for  false  quantities,  was  whipped  at  school. 
  4.  To  apply  that  which  hurts  keenly  to  to  lash,  as  with 
  sarcasm,  abuse,  or  the  like  to  apply  cutting  language  to 
  They  would  whip  me  with  their  fine  wits.  --Shak. 
  5.  To  thrash;  to  beat  out  as  grain,  by  striking;  as  to  whip 
  6.  To  beat  (eggs,  cream,  or  the  like)  into  a  froth,  as  with  a 
  whisk,  fork,  or  the  like 
  7.  To  conquer;  to  defeat,  as  in  a  contest  or  game;  to  beat 
  to  surpass.  [Slang,  U.  S.] 
  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 
  Its  string  is  firmly  whipped  about  with  small  gut. 
  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. 
  In  half-whipped  muslin  needles  useless  lie.  --Gay. 
  10.  To  take  or  move  by  a  sudden  motion;  to  jerk;  to  snatch; 
  --  with  into  out  up  off  and  the  like 
  She  in  a  hurry,  whips  up  her  darling  under  her 
  arm.  --L'Estrange. 
  He  whips  out  his  pocketbook  every  moment,  and 
  writes  descriptions  of  everything  he  sees. 
  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. 
  12.  To  fish  (a  body  of  water)  with  a  rod  and  artificial  fly, 
  the  motion  being  that  employed  in  using  a  whip. 
  Whipping  their  rough  surface  for  a  trout. 
  {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.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whip  \Whip\,  n. 
  1.  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. 
  2.  (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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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:  {party  whip}] 
  3:  a  quick  blow  with  a  whip  [syn:  {lash},  {whiplash}] 
  v  1:  beat  severely  with  a  whip  or  rod;  "The  teacher  often  flogged 
  the  students"  [syn:  {flog},  {welt},  {lather},  {lash},  {slash}, 
  {strap},  {trounce}] 
  2:  colloquial  usage;  defeat  thoroughly;  "He  mopped  up  the  floor 
  with  his  opponents"  [syn:  {worst},  {pip},  {mop  up},  {rack 
  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:  {lash}] 
  5:  whip;  "whisk  the  eggs"  [syn:  {whisk}] 
  6:  scorch  with  words  "blistering  criticism;  whipping 
  comments"  [syn:  {blister}] 

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