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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A quick whip around the house and the place would be sparkling in 20 minutes.
As the pregnant royal exited the plane, she was seen looking disheveled as she battled the strong winds at the airport causing her long hair to whip around her face.
First, Big Mo Harris got a whip around for Kat Moon's funeral, only to announce that, in fact, she was not dead at all.
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. Lynch's horse followed suit, "whipping to the right and left before falling over".
Gale-force westerly winds that constantly whip around Antarctica act to push surface water north, continually drawing up water from below.
This vast space is known to many as the home of the Newcastle Eagles and Northumbria's highly successful netball team, but come election night there's no doubting those taking to the wooden floor will also be wearing trainers as they whip around the room in hopefully record time.
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. When you're watching it, it doesn't make sense why some people would go faster than others, but if you're an inch higher on a curve you might come out faster than if you're an inch lower depending on the curve.''
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.
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.