Definitions of whipping
  1. noun
    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    synonyms: flagellation, flogging, lashing, tanning
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    self-punishment inflicted by whipping
    the act of whipping with a horsewhip
    type of:
    beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
  2. noun
    the act of overcoming or outdoing
    synonyms: beating
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    type of:
    combat, fight, fighting, scrap
    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
  3. noun
    a sound defeat
    synonyms: debacle, drubbing, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping
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    type of:
    defeat, licking
    an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
  4. noun
    a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
    synonyms: whipstitch, whipstitching
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    overcast, overcasting
    a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
    type of:
    embroidery stitch, sewing stitch
    a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
  5. adjective
    smart and fashionable
    “some sharp and whipping lines”
    synonyms: snappy
    displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
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