whip around

whip around

 
1. to reverse suddenly. (As with the tip of a whip.) The rope suddenly whipped around and struck me in the face. A branch whipped around and tore my shirt. 2. to turn around very quickly and suddenly. John whipped around when he heard the noise. Claire whipped around to face her opponent.
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whip someone or something around

to cause someone or something to reverse direction quickly. The roller coaster whipped around the riders, right and left, until they were almost sick. The sharp turn whipped me around, but I wasn't hurt.
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Some orbit at angles that are highly inclined relative to their star's equator; some plunge in close to their sun before flying out to the backwaters of their system; still others carry the mass of Jupiter yet whip around their stars in mere days.
When you're watching it, it's like they just whip around.
I put a poll up and when Lucas came out on top we decided to have a whip around and get him something.
4-mile-long ring, gold ions whip around the ring in both directions at once, further accelerated by strategically placed coils of wire that emit radiofrequency radiation.
For those looking for pure downhill speed, the especially sizeable Gravity Mini Carve long board might be the best fit, while those looking to whip around corners will want to look at decks along the lines of the 10" inch wide Hosoi Hammerhead.
On this performance they are likely to get a reception much warmer than the chill wind that rolled down off the Blorenge Mountain to whip around the ancient walls of Abergavenny Castle.
He wrote on the group's page: "Right people, I was thinking about a whip around on Saturday to help pay towards the funeral so dig deep and look forward to seeing you all there.
The Fool is a bonkers Mariachi horn filled stomp that reverberates with a joyous purpose, Whip Around a rhythmic kick and an explosive jolt, while storming set stand out We Don't Know is as thrillingly unhinged a tune that you're likely to hear - far, gone and out.
His son, ex-F1 chief and spank-ing enthu-siast, is a multi-millionaire so he won't be having a whipround to buy the plonk - although there's every chance he might have a whip around.
Inevitably, that will mean ministers cracking the whip around their departments in the drive to slash budgets to the bone.
Jones was referred to Shaftesbury Avenue by the Warwick stewards after using his whip around 40 times on Renee Robeson's Troglodyte.
The plates whip around and rest on the reset bar until you shoot the reset target, then they drop back down, ready for the next series.
I spoke to Johnny Murtagh and he can whip around in the morning, but he was quite good and knew what he was doing.
Holt and Mooney, who previously they put together Spiders in the Hairdo: Modern Urban Legends, have now collected this new batch of urban legends--now connected to those stories that whip around the Internet.
First you take your whip around your head anti-clockwise a couple of times,' he said.