Definition of whip someone up in US English:

whip someone up

phrasal verb

  • Deliberately excite someone into having a strong feeling or reaction.

    ‘Dad had managed to whip himself up into a fantastic rage’
    • ‘He tried to whip them up into a frenzy.’
    • ‘But as they spur each other on, it whips them up to believe it - and for one of them it ends in tragedy.’
    • ‘The news deliberately misled an uninformed public and whipped them up into a frenzy about it.’
    encourage, act as a fillip to, act as a impetus to, act as a incentive to, act as a spur to, act as a stimulus to, prompt, prod, move, motivate, trigger, spark, spur on, galvanize, activate, kindle, fire, fire with enthusiasm, fuel, whet, nourish
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