whip by

whip by

To pass by (someone or something) exceptionally at a very fast pace. After the dam burst, a flood of water came whipping by. The jet fighter's whipped by our plane so fast that many people didn't even see it happen.
See also: by, whip

whip by

v.
1. To pass quickly, as of a gust of wind or an interval of time: As I got older, the years whipped by.
2. To pass someone or something quickly: The runner in second place whipped by the leader.
See also: by, whip
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Arguably, if it confers little competitive advantage beyond the more effective use of the whip by some jockeys than others, the case for its continued use in finishes is weakened.
Photo (1--color) The use of a whip by jockeys has become a contentious issue, pitting the rulebook against common practice.