• To hit with a whip.
  • To hit with any flexible object.
  • To defeat, as in a contest or game.
  • To mix in a rapid aerating fashion, especially food.
  • To urge into action or obedience.
  • To enforce a member voting in accordance with party policy.
  • To bind the end of a rope with twine or other small stuff to prevent its unlaying: fraying or unravelling.
  • To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.
  • To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread.
  • To throw or kick an object at a high velocity.
  • To fish a body of water especially by making repeated casts.
  • To snap back and forth like a whip.
  • To move very fast.
  • To move (something) very fast; often with up, out, etc.
  • To transfer momentum from one skater to another.
  • To lash with sarcasm, abuse, etc.
  • To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking.


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  • From Middle English whippen, wippen, from Middle Dutch wippen and Middle Low German wippen, from Proto-Germanic *wipjaną. Some similarity to Sanskrit root वेपति, Latin vibrō ("I shake"). (See Swedish vippa and Danish vippe).

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