whup
transitive verb (whupped; whupping) Etymology: alteration of whip Date: 1852 1. to administer a beating to especially as punishment 2. to defeat decisively

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  • whup — [wʌp] v also whoppast tense and past participle whupped present participle whupping [T] informal especially AmE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: whip] 1.) to defeat someone easily in a sport or fight ▪ I m gonna whup your ass (=defeat you very easily) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whup — ► VERB (whupped, whupping) informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ beat; thrash. ORIGIN variant of WHIP(Cf. ↑whipping) …   English terms dictionary

  • whup — [[t](h)wʌp, wʌp[/t]] v. t. whupped, whup•ping cvb dial. Southern U.S. to defeat decisively; whip: He whupped his opponent in three straight sets[/ex] • Etymology: 1890–95; orig. Scots form of whip …   From formal English to slang

  • whup — /hwup, wup/, v.t., whupped, whupping. South Midland and Southern U.S. to whip; beat or defeat decisively: The top seed whupped his opponent in three straight sets. [1890 95; orig. Scots form of WHIP] * * * …   Universalium

  • whup — verb To whip, thrash, or defeat …   Wiktionary

  • whup — [wʌp] verb (whups, whupping, whupped) N. Amer. informal beat; thrash. Origin C19: var. of whip …   English new terms dictionary

  • whup — verb (T) informal especially AmE to defeat someone easily in a sport or fight: We whupped them! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whup — /hwup, wup/, v.t., whupped, whupping. South Midland and Southern U.S. to whip; beat or defeat decisively: The top seed whupped his opponent in three straight sets. [1890 95; orig. Scots form of WHIP] …   Useful english dictionary

  • whup you — defeat you in a fight or game    Ali said, I can whup you with one arm tied behind my back! …   English idioms

  • whup your ass — defeat you badly, win decisively, wipe you    On the chessboard you can defeat Gilles, but on the racetrack he ll whup your ass! …   English idioms

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