whip around

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.
See also: around, whip

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.
See also: around, whip
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The black hole tugs gas away from its stellar partner as they whip around each other, resulting in flares.
And you should never "wrap" a flogger or whip around a body part, even if there is muscle and bone because it causes additional sting that may or may not be wanted.
He claimed that had a domino effect, causing some of the horses to whip around.
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.
Swipe to turn, jump and slide as you race over obstacles and whip around corners on a pathway resembling China's Great Wall, all on your way to capturing hidden treasure.
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.
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.
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.
It would take only one day for our planet to whip around the entire star, and Earth's surface would be hot enough to melt iron.