verb (used with object), flogged, flog·ging.
- to sell, especially aggressively or vigorously.
- to promote; publicize.
Origin of flog
Examples from the Web for flog
But how hard is it to make a doll that looks like the picture of the doll you are using to flog the doll itself?ROFL : Dubious Prince William Doll Advert Banned For Not Being Accurate Representation|Tom Sykes|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But now, in the present climate, the number is handy for the Pentagon to flog around town, so there it is.Michael Tomasky: Politico Assists Pentagon Scaremongering|Michael Tomasky|November 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
He was minded to flog an Indian or two, and thus extract information; but calmer counsels prevailed.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
If he ever fails to do that, I'll flog him out of his boots!When Grandmamma Was New|Marion Harland
Would you flog me, father, if I went swimming without leave?
Philips was furious, and providing himself with a birch rod, threatened to flog Pope.Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732)|Lewis Melville
How I have burned in desire to jump upon them and tear the things off and flog them, as they deserve.Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly|David Bryant Fulton
verb flogs, flogging or flogged
- to harp on some long discarded subject
- to pursue the solution of a problem long realized to be insoluble
Word Origin for flog
1670s, slang, perhaps a schoolboy shortening of Latin flagellare "flagellate." Related: Flogged; flogging.
see beat a dead horse.