verb (used with object), flogged, flog·ging.
- to sell, especially aggressively or vigorously.
- to promote; publicize.
Origin of flog
Examples from the Web for flogged
In one recent case, he said a man accused of kidnapping was hung from an iron bar and flogged with a machete.How Nigeria’s Stupidly Brutal Cops Botch the Hunt for Boko Haram|Nico Hines|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it was a ruse; Northup was kidnapped, flogged, and sold for $1,000 at a slave market in New Orleans.
Since December 21, we have been flogged with news item after news item about the threatened closure of Russian adoption.Russia’s Adoption Ban Is Cruel and Vindictive to All|Dr. Jane Aronson|December 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The house grew restless, inattentive, Andrew flogged his soul until he seemed to sweat his heart's blood.The Mountebank|William J. Locke
While in command of a vessel in Tobago, he had his carpenter, Maxwell, flogged for some offence.Twelve Naval Captains|Molly Elliot Seawell
At length, he flogged me into serious ill-health, and then he stayed his hand, and I found relief on a bed of sickness.Rattlin the Reefer|Edward Howard
On the other hand, if he were in any way remiss in his duties, he was flogged with a brutality worthy of the Dark Ages.Abigail Adams and Her Times|Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
But his misdemeanors continued and he was finally sentenced to be flogged.Child Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
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.