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  • n  an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • n  a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
  • n  a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
  • n  (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
  • n  a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
    the whip raised a red welt
  • v  beat severely with a whip or rod
  • v  defeat thoroughly
  • v  thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash
    The tall grass whipped in the wind
  • v  strike as if by whipping
    The curtain whipped her face
  • v  whip with or as if with a wire whisk
  • v  subject to harsh criticism

  • As the whip--a position named after the switch-wielding valet at fox hunts who keeps the hounds in line--Lott will keep his party disciplined and frustrate the Democrats with .
  • So, for another year, the sheriff, his deputy or a constable will continue to whip in Sussex and Kent Counties ; the Board of Trustees of the Workhouse in New Castle County .
  • MEMO: John McCain's plan to "whip" "That One's" "you-know-what" TO: Interested Parties.
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  • John McCain in ABC News
    We're going to spend a lot of time and after I whip his you-know-what in this debate, we're going to be going out 24/7,McCain said.
  • Harrison Ford in International Herald Tribune
    I'm not afraid at all. I expect to have the whip turned on me,Ford told reporters after the screening. "It's not unusual for something that is popular to be disdained by some people, and I fully expect it, and I'm not really worried about...
  • President Bush in Reuters
    His attitude is one that he is not going to let this whip him,Bush said. "And he's upbeat. My attitude is we need to pray for him and for his family. Continued......

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