verb (used with object), flogged, flog·ging.
- to sell, especially aggressively or vigorously.
- to promote; publicize.
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Origin of flog
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Example sentences from the Web for flog
Knight realized the law allowed rich men to stay home while poor men fought — so he deserted, only to find himself hog-tied, hauled to military jail and likely flogged.These Pioneers Tried to Get the Confederate Flag Out of Mississippi 156 Years Ago|Fiona Zublin|December 3, 2020|Ozy
I decided that if I was going to make it through the pregnancy, I needed to stop flogging myself with embarrassment.I Was Pregnant When He Hit Me. Here's #WhyIStayed.|Anonymous|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to some reports, the flogging of the new mother is to take place in less than two weeks.Obama Adds Insult to Injury for Sharia-Condemned Young Mother in Sudan|Nina Shea|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We ask actress Leila Hatami be sentenced to one to ten years imprisonment and flogging,” the petition read.The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public|IranWire|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It was a flogging or worse if you even carried a match into the mine,” one of the French laborers had told Walker Hancock.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler|Robert Edsel|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a nation of couch potatoes, advertisers know the value of flogging their brands when the orchestra starts to gush.
The poor devil willingly undertook to deliver it, and the marshal, as directed, caused the bearer to receive a hearty flogging.
He spoke against capital punishment, against church-rates, against flogging in the army, and against the Irish Established Church.
For a flogging is oftentimes the only punishment of which a rough and ill-conditioned boy is afraid.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
Happily I had done some service to two or three slaves among the party, and had saved them more than once from a flogging.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
Well, Miss Sommers herself was good enough to tell me that it would probably mean flogging to death.The Middy and the Moors|R.M. Ballantyne
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.