whip sb into sth Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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whip sb into sth

phrasal verb with whip uk   us   /wɪp/ verb (-pp-)
If you ​whip someone into a ​particularstate, you ​quickly and ​effectivelycause them to be in that ​state: Karl Smith, the 19-year ​oldsinger, had ​whipped the ​crowd of ​teenagegirls into a ​frenzymerely by ​removing his ​shirt. The ​finalspeech had the ​desiredeffect, ​whipping the ​listeners into a ​patrioticfervour.
(Definition of whip sb into sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “whip sb into sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)快速进入(某种状态)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)快速進入(某種狀態)…
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