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PISTOL-WHIP (pistol-whipped, pistol-whipping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pistol-whip mean? 

  The verb PISTOL-WHIP has 1 sense:

1. beat with a pistol

  Familiarity information: PISTOL-WHIP used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1pistol-whip [BACK TO TOP]


Beat with a pistol

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "pistol-whip" is one way to...):

beat; beat up; work over (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to pistol-whip the prisoners

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