Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
1. To pass through some place or thing very rapidly or violently. The runaway bull whipped through the store, causing hundreds of dollars of damage in the process. An icy, howling gale whipped through the city.
2. To complete, accomplish, or work through something with great speed or ease. Don't just whip through the book like that, or you won't remember anything that happens a week later. Thanks to all my studying, I was able to whip through the test in less than an hour.
3. To mix something together thoroughly and evenly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "whip" and "through." Make sure you whip the eggs through or they will separate when you begin adding the butter.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
whip through something
Fig. to work through something very fast. Do this carefully. Don't just whip through it. She whipped through her homework and went outside to play.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To move rapidly through something or some place, as of a gust of wind or violent storm: The wind whipped through the canyon.
2. To accomplish or proceed with something swiftly: The students whipped through the easy homework assignment.
3. To read something quickly: I whipped through a magazine while I waited for my appointment.
4. To beat and froth up some liquid thoroughly: You must first whip the batter through before adding the sugar.
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.