whip

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. lash, scourge; quick motion, snap. —v. t. lash, beat, flog; thrash; conquer, subdue; defeat. See success.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. switch, strap, rod, birch rod, ruler, cane, lash, scourge, knotted cord, knout, cat-o'-nine-tails, thong, blacksnake, dog whip, ox whip, bull whip, horsewhip, buggy whip, riding whip, riding crop, quirt, taws.
v.
1. [To flog]
Syn. thrash, flog, lash, scourge; see beat 2 , punish .
2. [*To defeat]
Syn. rout, trounce, outdo; see defeat 1 , 3 .
3. [To stir]
Syn. beat, stir, whisk; see mix 1 .
See Synonym Study at beat .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
bullwhip, horsewhip, *blacksnake, lash, switch, scourge, rawhide, quirt, thong, crop, cat-o'-nine-tails.
II
v.
1. lash flog, flagellate, flail, flay, horsewhip, hit, beat, scourge, whale, *take the strap to, *tan one's hide, *whallop, cane, spank, punish.
2. jerk whip out, yank, pull out, whisk, snatch, grab.
3. defeatsoundly *lick, beat, *cream, *skunk, *blow away, trounce, clobber, rout, *shellac, overpower, *get the better of, vanquish.
4. beat mix, stir, whisk.
5. agitate stir up, spark, kindle, spur, incite, instigate, foment, prompt.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To punish with blows or lashes: beat, flog, hide2, lash, thrash. Informal: trim. Slang: lay into, lick. See ATTACK, REWARD. 2. To mix rapidly to a frothy consistency: beat, whisk. See ASSEMBLE, REPETITION. 3. Informal. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition: beat, best, conquer, defeat, master, overcome, prevail against (or over), rout, subdue, subjugate, surmount, triumph over, vanquish, worst. Informal: trim. Slang: ace, lick. Idioms: carry (or win) the day, get (or have) the best of, get (or have) the better of, go someone one better. See WIN.

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