Synonyms of whip in English:


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1‘he would use a whip on anyone trespassing on his property’


lash, scourge, thong, strap, belt

crop, switch, birch, cane

historical cat-o'-nine-tails, cat, knout


1‘Lewis whipped the boy twenty times’


flog, scourge, flagellate, lash, birch, switch, tan, strap, belt, cane, thrash, beat, leather, tan someone's hide, whip someone's hide, give someone a hiding, beat the living daylights out of

2‘whip the cream until it forms soft peaks’


whisk, beat, mix, stir

3‘the radio host whipped his listeners into a frenzy’


rouse, stir up, excite, galvanize, electrify, stimulate, inspire, move, fire up, fire the enthusiasm of, fire the imagination of, get someone going, inflame, agitate, goad, provoke

incite, egg on, spur on

North American light a fire under

rare inspirit

4‘Cleveland whipped Los Angeles 28–16 in the third game of last season’


trounce, defeat utterly, beat hollow, win a resounding victory over, annihilate, drub, rout, give someone a drubbing, crush, overwhelm, bring someone to their knees

hammer, clobber, thrash, paste, give someone a pasting, pound, pulverize, massacre, crucify, demolish, destroy, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, make mincemeat of, murder, flatten, turn inside out, run rings around

British stuff, marmalize

North American shellac, blow out, cream, skunk

US own

5‘he whipped round the corner’


dash, rush, race, run, sprint, bolt, dart, gallop, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, hare, bound, fly, speed, streak, zoom, plunge, dive, whisk, scurry, scuttle, scamper, scramble

tear, belt, pelt, scoot, zap, zip, step on it, get a move on, hotfoot it, leg it, go hell for leather, steam, put on some speed, go like a bat out of hell, burn rubber

British bomb, go like the clappers, bucket, put one's foot down

Scottish wheech

North American boogie, hightail it, clip, barrel, get the lead out

dated cut along

North American vulgar slang drag ass, haul ass, tear ass

literary fleet

archaic post, hie, haste



6‘he whipped out a revolver’


pull, whisk, snatch, pluck, tug, jerk, remove, take



7‘they whipped the cones from a building site’


steal, purloin, thieve, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, loot, pilfer, abscond with, run off with, appropriate, abstract, carry off, shoplift

embezzle, misappropriate

have one's fingers in the till, have one's hand in the till

walk away with, walk off with, run away with, run off with, rob, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snaffle, snitch, souvenir

nick, pinch, half-inch, knock off, nobble, bone, scrump, blag

North American heist, glom

Australian snavel

Australian dated clifty

West Indian tief

archaic crib, hook

rare peculate, defalcate

walk, go walkies


    the whip hand

      ‘life became a battle over who would gain the whip hand’


      the upper hand, a commanding position, an edge, the edge, an advantage, a lead, a head start, ascendancy, superiority, supremacy, sway, control, predominance, power, mastery, dominance, command


      prepotence, prepotency, paramountcy, prepollency

    whip something up

      ‘we tried hard to whip up interest in the products’


      stimulate, rouse, arouse, stir up, work up, wake, waken, awaken, quicken, inspire, call forth, bring into being, call into being, draw forth, bring out, excite, evoke, whet, stir, provoke, spur, fire, inflame, trigger, prompt, induce, encourage, actuate, activate, touch off, spark off, set off, set going, incite, promote, engender, generate