Definition of horsewhip in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːswɪp


  • A long whip used for driving and controlling horses.
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    • Vicious black-eyed figures in long dark cloaks with white neck collars and black horsewhips marshal the procession.
    • ‘Her father told me, ‘I'm sorry horsewhips are a thing of the past,’ ‘Charles recalls, still pained by the memory.’
    • It's not a lack of editorial courage but, one is fairly certain, long experience with the architects with purple faces and metaphoric horsewhips.

verb (horsewhips, horsewhipping, horsewhipped)

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  • Beat (a person or animal) with a horsewhip: she would horsewhip them mercilessly
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    • It was a joke that, were it up to me, would lead to him being instantly horsewhipped until he can bleed no more.
    • He was horsewhipped for speaking out and, with a bruised and bleeding body, was eventually taken in by the police.
    • All I suggest is that she be horsewhipped for putting a full stop wrongly outside a bracket.

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