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verb[WITH OBJECT]North american
1 Beat or assault (someone)‘they would whup him and send him home’‘he almost got his ass whupped a few times’
- ‘We were so angry, if we weren't at work we would've whupped this little man.’
- ‘He could get real cross when he drank, but he didn't whup us much long as we steered clear.’
- ‘Building a city from blocks, dice, toy soldiers and other odds and ends, he's transported into a make-believe municipality just in time to slay a monster, whup a villain, load up an ark - and learn a few lessons in kindness and humility.’
- 1.1Utterly defeat or dominate (an opponent or rival)‘he promised that he would resign after his party got whupped in the elections’‘if you lined up our guys against the 49ers, they'd get whupped’
Late 19th century: variant of whip.
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