verb (whups, whupping, whupped)[with object] North American • informal
- 1Beat; thrash: they would whup him and send him homeMore example sentences
- We were so angry, if we weren't at work we would've whupped this little man.
- Building a city from blocks, dice, toy soldiers and other odds and ends, he's transported into a make-believe municipality just in time to slay a monster, whup a villain, load up an ark - and learn a few lessons in kindness and humility.
- He could get real cross when he drank, but he didn't whup us much long as we steered clear.
- 1.1Defeat convincingly: if you lined up our guys against the 49ers, they’d get whuppedMore example sentences
- Where part of Woods' dominance is the overt intimidation that his high-octane presence provokes in others, Annika routinely whups what passes for her competition by dint of nothing more than total superiority.
- The longer you last, the greater the odds against you and the bigger the chance of receiving a close-range whupping.
- Although Democrats certainly know they got whupped this past Tuesday, I still don't think they really understand the implications for the 2004 elections.
late 19th century: variant of whip.
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