1 beat, thrash, lash, flog, horsewhip, scourge, switch, cane, birch, flagellate, leather, spank, strap; castigate, chastise, punish, discipline; Slang tan, US wale:
They learnt right from wrong because father whipped them when they were wrong.
2 trounce, defeat, beat, conquer, overwhelm, rout, overcome, overpower, thwart, check, best, worst, drub, stop, outdo, Colloq lick, wipe the floor with, batter, Slang pulverize, clobber, destroy, ruin, murder, slaughter, kill, squash, smash, US cream:
Karpilova whipped O'Meara 6-0, 6-2 at today's match.
3 run, scamper, scoot, race, scurry, scramble, hurry, flit, rush, dash, dart, Colloq zip, zoom, skedaddle:
I whipped round the corner and dived behind a tree to hide.
4 beat, whisk, fluff up:
Whip the egg-whites till they are stiff.
5 Nautical seize, bind, wind, fasten, tie:
The end of the line is whipped to prevent its unravelling.
6 whip out. yank out, jerk out, pull (out), whisk out, present, exhibit, flash, produce:
He suddenly whipped out a gun and started shooting.
7 whip up.
(a) stir up, agitate, arouse, rouse, work up, excite, incite:
The rabble-rousers whipped the crowd into a frenzy.
(b) improvise, put together or assemble or prepare quickly or hurriedly, Colloq knock together, knock up, US slap together:
Tina whipped up a snack while we were waiting for Ken to arrive.
8 scourge, knout, lash, cat-o'-nine-tails, rawhide, quirt, horsewhip, bull-whip, cane, birch, switch, thong, (riding-)crop, Colloq cat:
We dreaded it when Dr Hazen eyed the whip hung behind the classroom door.