Phrasal Verbs

whip up

This page is about the phrasal verb whip up


to create strong feelings in other people


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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