"whips" in the noun sense
an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
2. whip, party whip
a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
5. whip, lash, whiplash
a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
"the whip raised a red welt"
"whips" 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"
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