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flog

[ flog, flawg ]
/ flɒg, flɔg /
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verb (used with object), flogged, flog·ging.

to beat with a whip, stick, etc., especially as punishment; whip; scourge.
Slang.
  1. to sell, especially aggressively or vigorously.
  2. to promote; publicize.

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Origin of flog

1670–80; perhaps blend of flay and jog, variant of jag1 to prick, slash; but cf. flagellate
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British Dictionary definitions for flog

flog
/ (flɒɡ) /

verb flogs, flogging or flogged

flogger, nounflogging, noun
C17: probably from Latin flagellāre; see flagellant
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Idioms and Phrases with flog

flog

see beat a dead horse.

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