whip up

This page is about the phrasal verb whip up.

Meaning: to create strong feelings in other people

Synonym: stir up, arouse

For example:

  • whip up sth She criticized the media for whipping up prejudice against drug users.

  • whip up sth The opponents of gay marriage tried to whip up fear and hysteria about the proposed new laws.

Nouns often used as objects with whip up: excitement, enthusiasm, anger, fear, prejudice, hysteria

Quick Quiz:

The makers of the movie started an online campaign designed to whip up

a. boredom with the movie

b. excitement about the movie

c. actors for the movie

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