whip

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whip is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
whip

Plural
whips

A whip
  1. A whip is a long, thin leather instrument. A person uses it, with very quick motion, to give pain. A person uses it on a horse or another person as punishment.
    When the horse sees the whip in the person's hand, the horse gets scared and runs far away.


Verb[change]

Plain form
whip

Third-person singular
whips

Past tense
whipped

Past participle
whipped

Present participle
whipping

  1. If you whip something, you hit it with a whip.
    Jockeys whip horses to make them go faster.