I wield a whip and at the end of the song, I tell the boys to bend over.
Tolokonnikova said that, underneath her dress, she still had red lines from whip marks on her arms and back.
whip is a hotshot, sauced-up captain whose substance-abuse habit crash-lands him, quite literally, into a whole heap of trouble.
He stepped along, lashing abstractedly at a boot with his whip.
I would guess Michele Bachmann will whip up more when she, as everyone now expects, jumps into this race.
The orderly saluted with his whip and drove on in obedience to Saxham's nod.
Then the whip was brought into requisition, and it was laid on with no light hand.
But—“By gad, sah,” he said cracking his whip—“By gad I'll do it!”
Neither did Lizzie, though her tongue was a whip for Connie.
I am going to get a whip top soon, and you may see it and whip it.
mid-13c., wippen "flap violently," from Proto-Germanic *wipp- (cf. Danish vippe "to raise with a swipe," Middle Dutch, Dutch wippen "to swing," Old High German wipf "swing, impetus"), from PIE *wib- "move quickly." The cookery sense is from 1670s. Related: Whipped; whipping. Whipping boy first recorded 1640s; whipping block is from c.1877. Whip-saw is attested from 1530s; whip snake first recorded 1774.
early 14c., from whip (v.). In parliamentary use from 1850 (the verb in this sense is recorded from 1742), from the sense in fox-hunting. The parliamentary whip's duty originally was to ensure the attendance of party members on important occasions.
In the United States Congress or state legislatures, an assistant to the majority leader or minority leader responsible for stirring up party support on issues, keeping track of party members' votes, and acting as a general liaison between the majority leader or minority leader and other party members.
Nervousness; jim-jams, the JITTERS: gives Pavarotti the whim-whams before every performance/ Kittenish dames give us the wim-wams (1940s+)