whiplash

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

whip +‎ lash

Noun[edit]

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whiplash ‎(plural whiplashes)

  1. the lash of a whip
  2. an injury to the upper spine caused by a violent jerk of the head in either a backward or forward or side to side direction, resembling the motion of a whip

Synonyms[edit]

  • whiplash injury (2)

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

whiplash ‎(third-person singular simple present whiplashes, present participle whiplashing, simple past and past participle whiplashed)

  1. To jerk back and forth; to buffet
    • 2008, December 23, “Nicholas Confessore”, in Resistance to Kennedy Grows among Democrats[1]:
      [] Ms. Kennedy has been whiplashed by assertions that she is at once protected and presumptuous.
  2. To lash as if with a whip
    • 1990, V.C. Andrews, My Sweet Audrina[2], ISBN 0671729462, page 98:
      After a while, he let go of my hand in order to protect his own face from being whiplashed by the low branches.