Meaning of whipping in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪpɪŋ/

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  • 1A thrashing or beating with a whip or similar implement.

    ‘she saw scars on his back from the whippings’
    • ‘whipping was to be abolished as a punishment’
    • ‘She worked as a literate domestic slave in close contact with several masters and mistresses from whom she suffered whippings, beatings, and sexual abuse.’
    • ‘Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings should be brought back for children who get into trouble.’
    • ‘This particular punishment, called caning, is common practice in many foreign countries and seems unmistakably similar to the whippings a parent would use to reprimand a child in order to instil proper moral values.’
    • ‘In Gibson's film, Jesus is the victim of whippings and abuse whose physical suffering is shown in gruesome detail.’
    • ‘It is punctuated by public floggings and whippings.’
    • ‘Just days before the whippings, however, the girls were issued their visas.’
    • ‘For example, his grandmother seems to have been classically repressed and sublimated her tensions by repeated whippings of Paul.’
    • ‘Nannie also commented on his cruel treatment; she had left him once and then returned, but after being threatened with whippings, left for good.’
    • ‘There is lots of physical abuse; slapping, beating, and whippings.’
    • ‘When she heard of the whippings I received after disobeying my father, she squealed in fright and then cringed at the thought of me not receiving food for 3 days.’
    • ‘The intensity and constant focus on the blood, the whippings and the degradation was so excessive that it seemed to me to be unnaturally fetishist.’
    • ‘The choice of whipping underscored the attempt to continue an antebellum form of punishment.’
    • ‘They are also charged with causing grievous harm, which carries a heavier penalty of a maximum 20-year jail and fine or whipping.’
    lashing, flogging, scourging, flagellation, switching, birching, strapping, belting, caning, thrashing, tanning, hiding, beating, leathering
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  • 2mass noun Cord or twine used to bind or cover a rope.

    • ‘I would finger varnish the whippings with, on average, eight coats of varnish leaving a day between each coat to dry.’