WHIP, v.t. L., a sweeping throw or thrust.
1. To strike with a lash or sweeping cord; as, to whip a horse.
2. To sew slightly.
3. To drive with lashes; as, to whip a top.
4. To punish with the whip; as, to whip a vagrant; to whip one thirty nine lashes; to whip a perverse boy.
Who, for false quantities, was whippd at school.
5. To lash with sarcasm.
They would whip me with their fine wits.
6. To strike; to thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip wheat. Not in use int he United States.
To whip about or round, to wrap; to inwrap; as, to whip a line round a rod.
To whip out, to draw nimbly; to snatch; as, to whip out a sword or rapier from its sheath.
To whip from, to take away suddenly.
To whip into, to thrust in with a quick motion. He whipped his hand into his pocket.
To whip us, to seize or take up with a quick motion. She whipped up the child, and ran off. Among seamen, to hoist with a whip or small tackle.
WHIP, v.i. To move nimbly; to start suddenly and run; or to turn and run; as, the boy whipped away in an instant; he whipped round the corner; he whipped into the house, and was out of wight in a moment.
1. An instrument for driving horses or other teams, or for correction, consisting of a lash tied to a handle or rod.
2. In ships, a small tackle, used to hoist light bodies.
Whip and spur, with the utmost haste.