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whip sth up

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

(EMOTION)

to encourage or cause people to have strong feelings about something: She criticized the government for trying to whip up anti-German prejudice. He was trying to whip up some enthusiasm for the project.

(FOOD)

informal to make food or a meal very quickly and easily: I think I've just about got enough time to whip up an omelette.
Translations of “whip sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 激動, 煽動, 激起…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激动, 煽动, 激起…
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