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whipping

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪpɪŋ
 
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Definition of whipping in English:

noun

1A thrashing or beating with a whip or similar implement: she saw scars on his back from the whippings [mass noun]: whipping was to be abolished as a punishment
More example sentences
  • Ministry of Interior officials were responsible for most incidents of abuse of prisoners, including beatings, whippings, and sleep deprivation.
  • Given white Louisianians' frequent use of beatings, whippings, and lynchings, it should not be surprising that African Americans also resorted to aggressive tactics.
  • Her novel, therefore, focused on the ghastly points of slavery, including the whippings, beatings, and forced sexual encounters brought upon slaves by their masters.
Synonyms
2 [mass noun] Cord or twine used to bind or cover a rope.
Example sentences
  • I would finger varnish the whippings with, on average, eight coats of varnish leaving a day between each coat to dry.

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