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  1. whiplash

    • IPA[ˈ(h)wipˌlaSH]

    美式

    • n.
      the flexible part of a whip or something resembling it.;the lashing action of a whip
    • v.
      jerk or jolt (someone or something) suddenly, typically so as to cause injury;move suddenly and forcefully, like a whip being cracked
    • noun: whiplash, plural noun: whiplashes

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the flexible part of a whip or something resembling it.
    • the lashing action of a whip he cringed before the icy whiplash of Curtis's tongue
    • 2. injury caused by a severe jerk to the head, typically in a motor-vehicle accident suffering from whiplash, he spent weeks with his neck in a collar

    動詞

    • 1. jerk or jolt (someone or something) suddenly, typically so as to cause injury the force of impact had whiplashed the man's head
    • move suddenly and forcefully, like a whip being cracked he rammed the yacht, sending its necklace of lights whiplashing from the bridge