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Scourge vs. Whip

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The main difference between Scourge and Whip is that the Scourge is a whip or lash, especially a multi-thong type used to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification on the back and Whip is a tool traditionally used by humans to exert control over animals or other people

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  • Scourge (noun)

    A source of persistent trouble such as pestilence that causes pain and suffering or widespread destruction.

    "Graffiti is the scourge of building owners everywhere."

  • Scourge (noun)

    A means to inflict such pain or destruction.

  • Scourge (noun)

    A whip, often of leather.

    "He flogged him with a scourge."

  • Scourge (verb)

    To strike with a scourge; to flog.

  • Whip (noun)

    A lash; a pliant, flexible instrument, such as a rod (commonly of cane or rattan) or a plaited or braided rope or thong (commonly of leather) used to create a sharp "crack" sound for directing or herding animals.

    "I had to use the whip to get the sheep's attention."

  • Whip (noun)

    A whipper-in.

  • Whip (noun)

    A member of a policies in votes.

    "I was going to vote against the bill, but the party whip came to see me and made it clear I needed to vote for it."

  • Whip (noun)

    A document distributed weekly to MPs by party whips informing them of upcoming votes in parliament.

  • Whip (noun)

    Whipped cream.

    "Did you want to add some whip to your coffee, ma'am?"

  • Whip (noun)

    A purchase in which one block is used to gain a 2:1 mechanical advantage.

  • Whip (noun)

    A mode of personal motorized transportation; an automobile, all makes and models including motorcycles, excluding public transportation.

    "Come on, let's take my whip so we can get there in time."

  • Whip (noun)

    A move in which one player transfers momentum to another.

  • Whip (noun)

    A whipping motion; a thrashing about.

    "I was startled by the whip of the rope when it finally snapped."

  • Whip (noun)

    The quality of being whiplike or flexible; suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.

  • Whip (noun)

    Any of various pieces that operate with a quick vibratory motion

  • Whip (noun)

    The same instrument used to strike a person or animal for corporal punishment or torture.

    "Once he ran out of appeals, he knew he would soon feel the sting of the whip."

  • Whip (noun)

    A spring in certain electrical devices for making a circuit

  • Whip (verb)

    To hit with a whip.

    "The rider whipped the horse."

  • Whip (verb)

    To hit with any flexible object.

    "I whipped her with a newspaper."

  • Whip (verb)

    To defeat, as in a contest or game.

  • Whip (verb)

    To mix in a rapid aerating fashion, especially food.

    "to whip eggs or cream"

  • Whip (verb)

    To urge into action.

    "He whipped the department into shape."

  • Whip (verb)

    To bind the end of a rope with twine or other small stuff to prevent its unlaying: fraying or unravelling.

  • Whip (verb)

    To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.

  • Whip (verb)

    To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread.

    "to whip a ruffle"

  • Whip (verb)

    To throw or kick an object at a high velocity.

  • Whip (verb)

    To fish a body of water especially by making repeated casts.

  • Whip (verb)

    To snap back and forth like a whip.

  • Whip (verb)

    To move very fast.

  • Whip (verb)

    To move (something) very fast; often with up, out, etc.

  • Whip (verb)

    To transfer momentum from one skater to another.

  • Whip (verb)

    To lash with sarcasm, abuse, etc.

  • Whip (verb)

    To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking.

    "to whip wheat"

Wiktionary
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  • Scourge (noun)

    A lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip.

  • Scourge (noun)

    Hence, a means of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment.

  • Scourge

    To whip severely; to lash.

  • Scourge

    To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction.

  • Scourge

    To harass or afflict severely.

  • Whip

    To strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender and lithe; to lash; to beat; as, to whip a horse, or a carpet.

  • Whip

    To drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top.

  • Whip

    To punish with a whip, scourge, or rod; to flog; to beat; as, to whip a vagrant; to whip one with thirty nine lashes; to whip a perverse boy.

  • Whip

    To apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to.

  • Whip

    To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip wheat.

  • Whip

    To beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a whisk, fork, or the like.

  • Whip

    To conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat; to surpass.

  • Whip

    To overlay (a cord, rope, or the like) with other cords going round and round it; to overcast, as the edge of a seam; to wrap; - often with about, around, or over.

  • Whip

    To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread; as, to whip a ruffle.

  • Whip

    To take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch; - with into, out, up, off, and the like.

  • Whip

    To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.

  • Whip

    To fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly, the motion being that employed in using a whip.

  • Whip (verb)

    To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner.

  • Whip (noun)

    An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a flexible rod.

  • Whip (noun)

    A coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip.

  • Whip (noun)

    One of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the sails are spread.

  • Whip (noun)

    A small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light bodies.

  • Whip (noun)

    A huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in.

  • Whip (noun)

    A person (as a member of Parliament) appointed to enforce party discipline, and secure the attendance of the members of a Parliament party at any important session, especially when their votes are needed.

  • Whip (noun)

    A whipping motion; a thrashing about; as, the whip of a tense rope or wire which has suddenly parted; also, the quality of being whiplike or flexible; flexibility; suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.

  • Whip (noun)

    Any of various pieces that operate with a quick vibratory motion, as a spring in certain electrical devices for making a circuit, or a rocking certain piano actions.

Webster Dictionary
  • Scourge (noun)

    a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

  • Scourge (noun)

    something causes misery or death;

    "the bane of my life"

  • Scourge (noun)

    a person who inspires fear or dread;

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

  • Scourge (verb)

    punish severely; excoriate

  • Scourge (verb)

    whip;

    "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

  • Scourge (verb)

    devastate or ravage;

    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

  • Whip (noun)

    an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping

  • Whip (noun)

    a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline

  • Whip (noun)

    a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit

  • Whip (noun)

    (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club

  • Whip (noun)

    a quick blow with a whip

  • Whip (verb)

    beat severely with a whip or rod;

    "The teacher often flogged the students"

    "The children were severely trounced"

  • Whip (verb)

    defeat thoroughly;

    "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

  • Whip (verb)

    thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash;

    "The tall grass whipped in the wind"

  • Whip (verb)

    strike as if by whipping;

    "The curtain whipped her face"

  • Whip (verb)

    whip with or as if with a wire whisk;

    "whisk the eggs"

  • Whip (verb)

    subject to harsh criticism;

    "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"

    "the professor scaled the students"

    "your invectives scorched the community"

Princeton's WordNet

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