Meaning of pistol-whip in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɪstlˌwɪp/

Translate pistol-whip into Spanish


[with object]
  • Hit or beat (someone) with the butt of a pistol.

    ‘armed robbers pistol-whipped two postal workers’
    • ‘Refusing, he is pistol-whipped, beaten, stabbed and winds up in the hospital.’
    • ‘He then pistol-whips a newspaper reporter and escapes in his car.’
    • ‘The Iraqi undercover cop identifies the suspected moneyman and he pistol-whips him.’
    • ‘Should we ignore his own genuinely violent acts - like pistol-whipping a man he allegedly caught kissing his wife?’
    • ‘Witnesses said the abductors accosted him Saturday night in western Baghdad and shoved him into the trunk of a car after pistol-whipping him.’
    • ‘When the masked intruder started pistol-whipping him, Cash's wife grabbed a shotgun and fired.’
    • ‘After being released by the Democratic powers that be, he was out for a few years and then returned for pistol-whipping another man.’
    • ‘Then I pistol-whipped him, cut him across the cheek.’
    • ‘Early on, after her abusive father threatened her with a gun, she took it while he slept and pistol-whipped him to death.’
    • ‘These people were pistol-whipped, they were pushed to the floor, children were pushed to the floor.’
    • ‘It was shortly after attacking me that he pistol-whipped an elderly lady, so he was getting more and more violent.’
    • ‘She smirks, then pistol-whips him in the back of the head, knocking him unconscious.’
    • ‘I'm not too big on pistol-whipping someone to death; I had to do it once before I started bringing knives.’
    • ‘The two groups got involved in a gang fight with one of the members firing a shot into the air before pistol-whipping the victim.’
    • ‘Sean pistol-whipped the man, knocking him senseless.’
    • ‘That behavior soon earned him a visit from Virgil and Morgan, who promptly pistol-whipped him.’
    • ‘Frank sneaked behind him, and pistol-whipped him, knocking him unconscious.’
    • ‘He had been pistol-whipped, beaten and left barely breathing.’