- flog·ga·ble, adjective
- flog·ger, noun
- o·ver·flog, verb (used with object), o·ver·flogged, o·ver·flog·ging.
- un·flog·ga·ble, adjective
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How to use flog in a sentence
It gave him the plausible deniability he and his defenders flogged throughout his presidency.The GOP’s many allusions to armed revolution and justified violence | Aaron Blake | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
He flogged people with his own hands, sometimes until they were dead, Grandy wrote.The Great Dismal Swamp was a refuge for the enslaved. Their descendants want to preserve it. | Meagan Flynn | April 11, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
All I can say is, that I wish he was well, and could have us up and flog us all round, and so settle the matter off-hand.Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
Thus the game was played to the end, it being a flog out from New Brighton to the Formby, and a run back each round.Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
He carried an ash-plant in his hand to flog the horse and to strike at the dogs that crossed his way.The King of Ireland's Son | Padraic Colum
He was minded to flog an Indian or two, and thus extract information; but calmer counsels prevailed.The Terms of Surrender | Louis Tracy
The masters here are very strict indeed, but they never flog, only lock them up in a dungeon, and have a soldier to guard it.The Story of the "Britannia" | E. P. Statham
British Dictionary definitions for flog
(tr) to beat harshly, esp with a whip, strap, etc
(tr) British slang to sell
(intr) (of a sail) to flap noisily in the wind
(intr) to make progress by painful work
NZ to steal
flog a dead horse mainly British
to harp on some long discarded subject
to pursue the solution of a problem long realized to be insoluble
flog to death to persuade a person so persistently of the value of (an idea or venture) that he or she loses interest in it
- flogger, noun
- flogging, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with flog
see beat a dead horse.
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