whip away


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whip away

To remove and escort someone or something from some place or take someone or something away from someone in a very hurried or aggressive manner. Security forces whipped the president away after the first gunshots were heard. After giving the journalists a very brief glimpse at the prototype, the company whipped it away back into their lab. The police officer whipped the parent away from her children.
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whip something away (from someone)

to jerk something away from someone suddenly. The mugger whipped Sally's purse away from her and ran. The thief whipped away the purse.
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Enright decided in the early part of a handicap he might reasonably give his whip away on request.
While it is easy to pontificate about what should or should not go through a rider's mind in the heat of battle, with all the dangers and emotions such a battle entails - and Enright admitted he was not thinking correctly at the time - a punishment of two days for giving one's whip away in the early stages of a race can hardly be setting a precedent.
But let us hope that any new government does not whip away necessary funds as any cutbacks are imposed.
After throwing his whip away in disgust, the jockey walked away, only to burst into tears as the magnitude of his loss sank in.
At the first sign of a chill in the air they efficiently whip away summer throws and cushions, replacing them with warmer ones which had of course been carefully stored away, clean and pressed.
Scudamore threw his whip away in disgust and I think I threw something at the television..
He added: "It is a balancing act between wanting to be as responsive as possible but trying to avoid creating a reduction we are going to have to whip away from people within a few months."
Not that he saw much of his starter, as the daughters were poised with forks to whip away the fancy fanned bits of melon.
FRANKIE DETTORI yesterday expressed his surprise at hearing he may be in for a second reprimand from the Santa Anita stewards, this time for throwing his whip away in jubilation following his success aboard Raven's Pass in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Karsh was given only two minutes to take his picture when Winnie visited Canada in 1941 and, as a result, the first thing he did was to whip away Churchill's ever-present cigar.
If you truly believe that taking the whip away is necessary, can you really find a moral justification for racing in totality?
Good luck to him, and if it turns out to be a struggle, at least the Jockey Club isn't likely to whip away his licence, which would probably have happened in Hong Kong if Chapple-Hyam had decided to apply for its renewal.
"We eventually realised that the key to him was that he did not like being hit, so we keep the whip away from him these days."