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Pronunciation: /hwɪp; wɪp/

Translation of whip in Spanish:


  • 2Whip [Politics/Política] 2.1 (person)[ diputado responsable de la disciplina de su grupo parlamentario ] 2.2 (British English/inglés británico) (summons) [ citación a un parlamentario para que acuda a votar ]
    Example sentences
    • One in seven Labour MPs defied the whip by voting against or abstaining.
    • Despite the party whip, 36 Labour MPs voted against the 42-day detention bill.
    • For the ANC, this has allowed us to prepare a one-page Weekly Whip for our Members, informing us exactly when each debate is to take place and whether there is a two or three-line whip.
    Example sentences
    • It is almost certain that a government with a decent Parliamentary majority will win this as the bill represents what that government wants and the party whips will ensure that a smooth vote takes place.
    • Alex Johnstone, the parliamentary whip, said MSPs had only discussed a ‘broad position’.
    • Furthermore, the Prime Minister has had no difficulty in finding Parliamentary whips to organise majorities even for the most contentious legislation.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)

  • 1 1.1 (lash) [horse] pegarle* a ([ con la fusta ]) fustigar*; [person] azotar; [child] darle* una paliza or un azote a rain whipped the deck la lluvia azotaba la cubierta the wind whipped the flames higher and higher el viento vivaba cada vez más las llamas 1.2 (defeat) [colloquial/familiar] darle* una paliza a [colloquial/familiar] 1.3 (beat) [egg whites] batir; [cream] batir or (Spain/España) montar 1.4 (incite) whip up 1 2

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-pp-)

  • 1.1 (move quickly) [colloquial/familiar] (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) I'll just whip out and get some cigarettes voy volando a comprar cigarrillos he whipped through his homework hizo los deberes volando 1.2 (beat, strike) golpear the branches whipped back into my face las ramas se volvieron y me dieron con fuerza en la cara

Phrasal verbs

whip up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (arouse) [trouble/unrest] provocar*, crear; [hatred] fomentar; [support] conseguir* she couldn't whip up any enthusiasm for literature in her students no pudo despertar ningún entusiasmo por la literatura en sus alumnos I can't whip up any enthusiasm for it no me entusiasma para nada 1.2 (incite) [crowd] incitar, agitar 1.3 [wind] agitar; [dust] levantar 1.4 (beat, whisk) [egg whites] batir; [cream] batir, montar (Spain/España) 1.5 (prepare hurriedly) [colloquial/familiar] [meal] improvisar she can whip up a dress in an afternoon es capaz de hacerse un vestido en una tarde 1.1verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento (set in motion) [horses/team] azuzar*

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