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Synonyms of whip in English:


  • 1 he would use a whip on his dogs
    lash, scourge, strap, belt, rod, bullwhip
    historical cat-o'-nine-tails
  • verb

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  • 1 he whipped the boy
  • 2 whip the cream
  • 3 she whipped her listeners into a frenzy
    rouse, stir up, excite, galvanize, electrify, stimulate, inspire, fire up, get someone going, inflame, agitate, goad, provoke
  • 4 informal he whipped around the corner See dash (sense 1 of the verb)
  • 5 informal then she whipped out a revolver
    pull, whisk, pluck, jerk
  • Reflections


    From As You Like It, Act III, Scene ii. Rosalind: “Love is merely a madness, and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do; and the reason why they are not so punish'd and cured is, that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers are in love too.”Shakespeare coined about half the words in modern English, why not add one more? I propose using whipper to mean 'someone helplessly implicated in the irrationality of love.'
    David Auburn
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