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
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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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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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.
"I just don't think there is any need for a horse to be whipped in that way, I see no justification for it, and I feel that the police should be looking into cases of excessive use of the whip by jockeys.
McCoy, Richard Johnson and Ruby Walsh, among others, will have to have a new design approved and produce the whip by October 1.