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Whip
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Whip as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

24 April 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 30 answers for the crossword clue 'Whip', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Whip a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Whip as an answer itself some 125 times.

Whip is a single word clue made up of 4 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Saturday, 24 April 2021 with the answer being LASH, we also found LASH to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; "the whip raised a red welt"
  • An instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • A legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
  • Defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
  • Whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs"
  • Subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community"
  • Thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; "The tall grass whipped in the wind"
  • (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
  • A dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
  • Strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face"
  • Beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

Crossword Answers

2 Letters

AP

3 Letters

PIP
A mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)

TAN
A light brown the color of topaz

4 Letters

BEAT
The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

BEST
The supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"

FLAY
Strip the skin off

FLOG
Beat with a cane

LASH
A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; "the whip raised a red welt"

WELT
A raised or strengthened seam

5 Letters

KNOUT
A whip with a lash of leather thongs twisted with wire; used for flogging prisoners

MOPUP
A concluding action

SCALD
The act of burning with steam or hot water

SLASH
A strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument

STRAP
A band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag

WHISK
A mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream

WORST
The weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of; "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"

6 Letters

DEFEAT
The feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

FERULE
A switch (a stick or cane or flat paddle) used to punish children

LATHER
The foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)

PUNISH
Impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

RACKUP
Defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

SWITCH
The act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"

THRASH
A swimming kick used while treading water

7 Letters

BLISTER
(pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid

SCOURGE
A whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

TROUNCE
Censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

8 Letters

WHIPLASH
A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; "the whip raised a red welt"

9 Letters

PARTYWHIP
A legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline

10 Letters

FLAGELLATE
A usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals

13 Letters

CATONINETAILS

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