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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

First recorded in 1670–80; perhaps blend of flay and jog, variant of jag1 “to prick, slash”; but cf. flagellate

OTHER WORDS FROM flog

flog·ga·ble, adjectiveflog·ger, nouno·ver·flog, verb (used with object), o·ver·flogged, o·ver·flog·ging.un·flog·ga·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flog

flog
/ (flɒɡ) /

verb flogs, flogging or flogged

Derived forms of flog

flogger, nounflogging, noun

Word Origin for flog

C17: probably from Latin flagellāre; see flagellant
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Other Idioms and Phrases with flog

flog

see beat a dead horse.

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