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    waht's the meaning

    Sorry for the typo.
    "Gert will whomp up some fried chiken, and we'll have a fine time."
    What does "whomp up" here mean?

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    Re: waht's the meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Gert will whomp up some fried chiken, and we'll have a fine time."
    What does "whomp up" here mean?
    If you want us to bother answering your question, wouldn't it be nice if you bothered to proofread the message before submitting it?

    chiken?
    please? Oops, sorry. You didn't spell that incorrectly; you didn't even use the word.

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    Re: waht's the meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Sorry for the typo.
    "Gert will whomp up some fried chiken, and we'll have a fine time."
    What does "whomp up" here mean?
    "Whomp up" here means "cook in a casual, speedy, and not necessarily painstaking fashion".

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    Re: waht's the meaning

    Knock up is an alternative, in BrE at least.

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    Re: waht's the meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Knock up is an alternative, in BrE at least.
    Can I use it if I want to say that I have to prepare something quickly such things as a report or lecture that usually takes longer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can I use it if I want to say that I have to prepare something quickly such things as a report or lecture that usually takes longer?
    I can, and do.

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    Re: waht's the meaning

    I'll knock up dinner while while you knock up that report.

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    Re: waht's the meaning

    Just out of curiosity, is "knock up" also slang for making someone pregnant in the UK?

    (I'd not use either of those expressions in the US to mean to do something quickly.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Yes, it is.

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    Re: waht's the meaning

    Does that give rise to sexist puns like "Joe was knocking up the report they were both responsible for while Peter was knocking up the secretary"?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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