Translation of whip in Spanish:
- 1 (in horse riding) fusta (feminine), fuete (masculine) (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) ; (of tamer) látigo (masculine); (for punishment) azote (masculine) to crack the whip hacer* restallar el látigo the new boss is really cracking the whip el nuevo jefe los ( or nos etc) tiene a todos muy cortos [colloquial/familiar], el nuevo jefe les ( or nos etc) está apretando las clavijas [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
- I wouldn't be surprised if they walked around their office wearing tight leather and vinyl with whips and riding crops at their sides.
- He makes handmade leather belts, whips and other items.
- Some teachers also punish students by flogging them with whips made of rubber (from strips of old car tires), with heavier canes, or simply by slapping, kicking, or pinching them.
- 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.
- 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
- 2 2.1 (take quickly) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) they whipped him to the airport lo llevaron a toda prisa al aeropuerto she whipped her coat off se quitó rápidamente el abrigo she whipped out her notebook sacó rápidamente la libreta he whipped the photo away before I could look at it me arrebató la foto antes de que pudiera verla 2.2 (steal) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], birlar [colloquial/familiar], afanar [slang/argot], volar* (Mexico/México) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]
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
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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