whipping

Definitions of whipping
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n beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

Synonyms:
flagellation, flogging, lashing, tanning
Types:
self-flagellation
self-punishment inflicted by whipping
horsewhipping
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

n the act of overcoming or outdoing

Synonyms:
beating
Type of:
combat, fight, fighting, scrap
the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

n a sound defeat

Synonyms:
debacle, drubbing, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping
Type of:
defeat, licking
an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

n a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally

Synonyms:
whipstitch, whipstitching
Types:
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

adj smart and fashionable

“some sharp and whipping lines”
Synonyms:
snappy
spirited
displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

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