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whipped vs. struck #1 (permalink) Tue Jan 19, 2010 17:26 pm   whipped vs. struck
 

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ESL/EFL Test #113 "Synonyms for beat", question 8

Lightning ......... his favourite oak tree, the one which he used to climb as a child.

(a) struck
(b) whipped
(c) beat
(d) knocked

Synonym Search, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #113 "Synonyms for beat", answer 8

Lightning struck his favourite oak tree, the one which he used to climb as a child.

Correct answer: (a) struck

Your answer was: incorrect
Lightning whipped his favourite oak tree, the one which he used to climb as a child.
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why it is used struk instead of whipped
what 's the meaning of thrashed
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whipped vs. struck #2 (permalink) Wed Jan 20, 2010 19:57 pm   whipped vs. struck
 

Lightning strikes, it doesn't whip.

Thrashed means beaten badly, usually with a many thonged lash/whip.
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