What does the word whipping mean?

Usage examples for whipping

  1. All of which comes under the head of whipping a Performance into Shape. – Ade's Fables by George Ade
  2. She had on a wine- colored dress, and, with the excitement whipping color into her cheeks and her eyes dancing, Nelly Lebrun was a lovely picture. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  3. While Willie was whipping the horse to make him go as fast as he could, Frankie danced up and down, every now and then calling out, " Go long, pony, go long!" – Little Frankie at His Plays by Madeline Leslie