verb (used with object), flogged, flog·ging.
- to sell, especially aggressively or vigorously.
- to promote; publicize.
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Origin of flog
OTHER WORDS FROM flog
Example sentences from the Web for flog
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
Where, when Afghan men flogged their women for not wearing veils?
The six boys who were to be flogged sat by themselves, and did not approach, or even look at, Julian Langley.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
He was put in a secure room by himself, and the next morning was first flogged and then publicly expelled.
Poor child,” thought Eric; “dear little Vernon: and he is to be flogged, perhaps birched, to-morrow.
He gives you a kick, calls you a "damned nig," and informs his father, who orders you to be flogged for insolence.
You are sent to be flogged, and your lacerated back is washed with brine to make it heal quickly.
British Dictionary definitions for flog
verb flogs, flogging or flogged
- to harp on some long discarded subject
- to pursue the solution of a problem long realized to be insoluble
Derived forms of flogflogger, nounflogging, noun
Word Origin for flog
Idioms and Phrases with flog
see beat a dead horse.