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whip into (something)

1. To mix one ingredient rapidly into another so as to blend them completely together. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "whip" and "into." Very slowly whip the melted butter into the eggs until the whole amount has emulsified.
2. To stir or whisk something very rapidly until it changes into a new state or condition. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "whip" and "into." Once you've whipped the egg whites into a meringue, begin layering it on top of the lemon mixture in the pie tin.
3. To enter some place in great haste. He whipped into the room and knocked a vase off the table.
4. To cause someone or some group through provocation or agitation to adopt a new and extreme state of mind, especially a negative one. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "whip" and "into." The organizer whipped the mob into a frenzy, leading to a riot along Main Street. I'm being whipped into a great big ball of anxiety waiting for the doctor to call me with the test results.
5. To cause someone or something to have or adopt an acceptable condition, state, or behavior. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "whip" and "into"; typically followed by "shape." What he really needs is a strict mentor who will whip him into shape. We've got two hours to whip this house into shape before Mom and Dad get back.
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whip something into something

to beat one soft ingredient into another. Whip the butter into the egg and make a smooth paste. First, you must whip the egg whites into the cream.
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whip into something

Fig. to go quickly into something or some place. They whipped into the parking space before I could get there. I whipped into the store to pick up a few things.
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whip into

v.
1. To manipulate something into some particular condition, by mixing it rapidly with a utensil so as to introduce air: The chef whipped the cream into a froth.
2. To excite or provoke someone or something into some mental state: The speaker whipped the crowd into a frenzy.
3. To force or compel someone or something into some state of conformity by or as if by flogging or lashing: The musher whipped the dogs into line. The drill sergeant whipped the soldiers into shape.
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Usually there is one red-hot favourite as the build-up to the first Major of the season whips us into a frenzy of anticipation.
Always one to be ahead of her game, my boss has chosen to become a leader of the pack yet again and where she would whip us into a frenzy of enthusiasm on the scent of a controversial story, she now simply whips us into shape.
While I'm not one to advocate bad hygiene and loose morals, I prefer Manson when she whips us into submission rather than smother us in schmaltz (the latter of which she does here).
Taskmaster Saturn makes its grand move into Libra and whips us into shape.
The final word goes to a sport that rarely gets a mention in this column even though it clearly whips us into a frenzy.