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English definition of “whip sb into sth”

whip sb into sth

verb uk phrasal verb with whip   /wɪp/ (-pp-) us  
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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