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English definition of “whip sb into sth”

whip sb into sth

phrasal verb with whip     /wɪp/ verb (-pp-)
If you whip someone into a particular state , you quickly and effectively cause them to be in that state : Karl Smith , the 19-year old singer , had whipped the crowd of teenage girls into a frenzy merely by removing his shirt . The prime minister's final speech had the desired effect , whipping his party into a patriotic fervour .Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
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