whiplash

[ UK /wˈɪplæʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈhwɪˌpɫæʃ, ˈwɪˌpɫæʃ/ ]
NOUN
  1. an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
  2. a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
    the whip raised a red welt
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How To Use whiplash In A Sentence

  • The first followed a head on collision with a bus, where she had to be cut out of the car and fortunately her only injury was severe whiplash.
  • All SBS cases had a clinical history of whiplash shaking of the head and had autopsy findings of subdural, subarachnoid, and bilateral retinal hemorrhages.
  • Iron Man/Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau gave us a little treat today … our first real glimpse of Mickey Rourke as the villanous Whiplash in Iron Man 2. Iron Man 2 – Whiplash Revealed! « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more
  • But to watch a whiplash rapper ride the crest of an orchestral forte is a genuine awakening.
  • Our'have a go' compensation culture makes whiplash the fraud of choice for too many. Times, Sunday Times
  • Many of Jay Ward's characters and catchphrases have since morphed into pop-culture shorthand: Dudley Do-Right, the clueless Mountie, is shorthand for anybody who stumbles into a situation overconfident he's doing the right thing; Snidely Whiplash, Do-Right's nemesis, for a scenery-chewing villain; the "Waybac" Machine, Mr. Peabody's time-travel system, for a nostalgia flashback; as well as expressions such as "nothing up my sleeve ... presto!" and JSOnline.com
  • The ministry said that despite these successes, whiplash claims remained a problem. Times, Sunday Times
  • If I took any of this particularly seriously I would risk suffering from nutritional whiplash, pursuing health in precisely contradictory binges.
  • To reduce the likelihood of whiplash injuries during rear impacts, a new front seat design has been adopted.
  • They are the sort of forces you could get with a whiplash injury. The Sun
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