"whipping" in the noun sense
1. whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation
beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
2. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping
a sound defeat
3. whipstitch, whipping, whipstitching
a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
4. beating, whipping
the act of overcoming or outdoing
"whipping" in the verb sense
1. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce
beat severely with a whip or rod
"The teacher often flogged the students"
"The children were severely trounced"
2. worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up
"He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash
"The tall grass whipped in the wind"
4. whip, lash
strike as if by whipping
"The curtain whipped her face"
5. whisk, whip
whip with or as if with a wire whisk
"whisk the eggs"
6. blister, scald, whip
subject to harsh criticism
"The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"
"the professor scaled the students"
"your invectives scorched the community"
"whipping" in the adjective sense
1. snappy, whipping
smart and fashionable
"some sharp and whipping lines"
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