whip


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whip

1. (in a legislative body)
a. a member of a party chosen to organize and discipline the members of his faction, esp in voting and to assist in the arrangement of the business
b. a call issued to members of a party, insisting with varying degrees of urgency upon their presence or loyal voting behaviour
c. (in the British Parliament) a schedule of business sent to members of a party each week. Each item on it is underlined to indicate its importance: one line means that no division is expected, two lines means that the item is fairly important, and three lines means that the item is very important and every member must attend and vote according to the party line
2. an apparatus for hoisting, consisting of a rope, pulley, and snatch block
3. a windmill vane
4. transient elastic movement of a structure or part when subjected to sudden release of load or dynamic excitation
5. a percussion instrument consisting of two strips of wood, joined forming the shape of a V, and clapped loudly together
6. a ride in a funfair involving bumper cars that move with sudden jerks
7. a wrestling throw in which a wrestler seizes his opponent's arm and spins him to the floor

What does it mean when you dream about a whip?

A whip is a symbol of authority and punishment. How it is experienced in the dream determines whether the dreamer is imposing the punishment or receiving it. In either scenario, whips have acquired connotations of abuse, so the punishment represented is often abusive and an occasion for guilt and shame.

References in classic literature ?
But the three soldiers took the little whip, whipped as much money as they wanted, and lived happily to their lives end.
In short, Sancho, either you must be whipped by yourself, or they must whip you, or you shan't be governor.
Moreau, whip in hand, marshalled us all into an irregular line, and we advanced now slowly, shouting to one another as we advanced and tightening the cordon about our victim.
Give me the reins," she said, and laid the whip along the pony's side.
I'd set-to this minute, and never stir from the spot till I'd cut every strip of flesh from your bones with this whip.
Whips cracked, hoofs slipped, traces broke, and lungs were strained with shouting.
He would not leave evidence of the havoc he had wrought; the fear of the bull whip was still strong upon him.
The house-boy extended the whip to him, but Billy did not take it.
He said no more; for, impelled by some fiend at my elbow, I had seized my whip by the small end, and - swift and sudden as a flash of lightning - brought the other down upon his head.
Be you President or vagabond, to cabby you are only a Fare, he takes you up, cracks his whip, joggles your vertebrae and sets you down.
Certainly," said Hal, with freezing politeness, taking hold of the gee-pole with one hand and swinging his whip from the other.
Pickwick's left hand; and the upper hostler thrust a whip into his right.