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WHIPLASH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whiplash mean? 

WHIPLASH (noun)
  The noun WHIPLASH has 2 senses:

1. an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
2. a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

  Familiarity information: WHIPLASH used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHIPLASH (noun)


Sense 1whiplash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

whiplash; whiplash injury

Hypernyms ("whiplash" is a kind of...):

harm; hurt; injury; trauma (any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.)


Sense 2whiplash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

whiplash; lash; whip

Context example:

the whip raised a red welt

Hypernyms ("whiplash" is a kind of...):

blow (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon)


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