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    'to whip up'

    Hello!

    What exactly doest this verb mean (besides 'to cook sth quickly')?

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    Re: 'to whip up'

    Quote Originally Posted by undeddy View Post
    Hello!

    What exactly doest this verb mean (besides 'to cook sth quickly')?
    It can mean "incite".
    Why are the union bosses trying to whip up resentment amongst the workers?

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    Re: 'to whip up'

    It can also mean to prepare and execute a plan, or as Ray says, to stir up.

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    Re: 'to whip up'

    So, whip up can be used to describe an action when somebody tries to create some particular attitude of, for example, public towards some issue(s) or to heighten someone's emotions/attitude/ideas/thoughts about sth, if they already exist. Is it right?

    P.S. This usage resembles (for me at least) a coachman who whips a horse to make it run faster, doesn't it?

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    Re: 'to whip up'

    Quote Originally Posted by undeddy View Post
    so, whip up can be used to describe an action when somebody tries to create some particular attitude of, for example, public towards some issue(s) or to heighten someone's emotions/attitude/ideas/thoughts about sth, if they already exist. Is it right?
    yes, that's pretty much what we are saying.
    r.

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    Re: 'to whip up'

    Quote Originally Posted by undeddy View Post
    So, whip up can be used to describe an action when somebody tries to create some particular attitude of, for example, public towards some issue(s) or to heighten someone's emotions/attitude/ideas/thoughts about sth, if they already exist. Is it right?

    P.S. This usage resembles (for me at least) a coachman who whips a horse to make it run faster, doesn't it?
    Perhaps, but "whip" is not a phrasal verb. Its meaning is just the act of whipping the butt of the poor horse. "Whip up" on the other hand, is a cooking image, in which we whip cream until it rises and turns the desired degree of airy.

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    Re: 'to whip up'

    Quote Originally Posted by undeddy View Post
    So, whip up can be used to describe an action when somebody tries to create some particular attitude of, for example, public towards some issue(s) or to heighten someone's emotions/attitude/ideas/thoughts about sth, if they already exist. Is it right?

    P.S. This usage resembles (for me at least) a coachman who whips a horse to make it run faster, doesn't it?
    Hi,

    We use this idiom a lot in advertising/marketing/promotion fields. I would say that it's "the name of the game"!

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