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whip into

Meaning: to create strong emotions like excitement or anger, usually by giving a speech or a performance of some sort

For example:

  • whip sb into sth The protest leaders whipped the crowd into an angry mood with their speeches.

  • whip sb into sth Elvis Presley used to whip crowds of teenagers into a frenzy by moving his hips to the beat of the music.

Quick Quiz:

The preacher's sermon in the church had the effect of whipping his congregation into
  1. a religious fervour
  2. a silent prayer
  3. quiet submission

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