Synonyms of whip in English:


See US English definition of whip

See UK English definition of whip

See Spanish definition of fusta


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
informal 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 informal stuff, marmalize
North American informal shellac, blow out, cream, skunk
US informal 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
informal tear, belt, pelt, scoot, zap, zip, step on it, get a move on, hotfoot it, go hell for leather, steam, put on some speed, go like a bat out of hell, burn rubber
British informal bomb, go like the clappers, bucket, put one's foot down, leg it
Scottish informal wheech
North American informal boogie, hightail it, clip, barrel, get the lead out
informal, 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
informal yank

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
informal walk away with, walk off with, run away with, run off with, rob, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snaffle, snitch, souvenir
British informal nick, pinch, half-inch, knock off, nobble, bone, scrump, blag
North American informal heist, glom
Australian informal snavel
Australian dated, informal clifty
West Indian informal tief
archaic crib, hook
rare peculate, defalcate
informal 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
    rare 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
    literary enkindle