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During a match, when we say that a player whips in the ball we mean that he or she has crossed the ball with power from one of the wings. If a player whips in a cross it means that the ball has been hit – possibly first-time – towards the goal with pace and possibly some curve as well. This kind of cross can be very effective indeed as the defence is often not expecting it or are not prepared to defend against it. (to) Whip
- Example: The winger whipped in a first-time cross that caught out the defence.