(idiomatic, slang, US) To defeat or excel against (someone) in a competitive event.
Example: 1992 August, â€œBlues brethrenâ€, SPIN, volume 8, number 5, SPIN Media, ISSN 0886-3032, page 55:
I said "Hello Papa," and he said, "Well, I'll be darned, I'm gonna get off of this piano and whoop yo' ass."
1999 August, Kevin S., â€œIntel bounces backâ€, Maximum PC, volume 4, number 8, Future US, ISSN 1522-4279, page 18:
Intel knew the K6-III 450 with its 256k built-in cache would whoop ass on the Pentium II series.