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flog

 (flŏg, flôg)
tr.v. flogged, flog·ging, flogs
1. To beat severely with a whip or rod.
2. Informal To publicize aggressively: flogging a new book.

[Perhaps from alteration of Latin flagellāre; see flagellate.]

flog′ger n.

flog

(flɒɡ)
vb, flogs, flogging or flogged
1. (tr) to beat harshly, esp with a whip, strap, etc
2. (tr) slang Brit to sell
3. (Nautical Terms) (intr) (of a sail) to flap noisily in the wind
4. (intr) to make progress by painful work
5. NZ to steal
6. flog a dead horse chiefly
a. to harp on some long discarded subject
b. to pursue the solution of a problem long realized to be insoluble
7. 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
[C17: probably from Latin flagellāre; see flagellant]
ˈflogger n
ˈflogging n

flog

(flɒg, flɔg)

v.t. flogged, flog•ging.
1. to beat with a whip, stick, etc., esp. as punishment.
2. Slang.
a. to sell, esp. aggressively or vigorously.
b. to promote; publicize.
[1670–80; compare flagellate]
flog′ga•ble, adj.
flog′ger, n.

flog


Past participle: flogged
Gerund: flogging

Imperative
flog
flog
Present
I flog
you flog
he/she/it flogs
we flog
you flog
they flog
Preterite
I flogged
you flogged
he/she/it flogged
we flogged
you flogged
they flogged
Present Continuous
I am flogging
you are flogging
he/she/it is flogging
we are flogging
you are flogging
they are flogging
Present Perfect
I have flogged
you have flogged
he/she/it has flogged
we have flogged
you have flogged
they have flogged
Past Continuous
I was flogging
you were flogging
he/she/it was flogging
we were flogging
you were flogging
they were flogging
Past Perfect
I had flogged
you had flogged
he/she/it had flogged
we had flogged
you had flogged
they had flogged
Future
I will flog
you will flog
he/she/it will flog
we will flog
you will flog
they will flog
Future Perfect
I will have flogged
you will have flogged
he/she/it will have flogged
we will have flogged
you will have flogged
they will have flogged
Future Continuous
I will be flogging
you will be flogging
he/she/it will be flogging
we will be flogging
you will be flogging
they will be flogging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flogging
you have been flogging
he/she/it has been flogging
we have been flogging
you have been flogging
they have been flogging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flogging
you will have been flogging
he/she/it will have been flogging
we will have been flogging
you will have been flogging
they will have been flogging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flogging
you had been flogging
he/she/it had been flogging
we had been flogging
you had been flogging
they had been flogging
Conditional
I would flog
you would flog
he/she/it would flog
we would flog
you would flog
they would flog
Past Conditional
I would have flogged
you would have flogged
he/she/it would have flogged
we would have flogged
you would have flogged
they would have flogged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.flog - beat severely with a whip or rodflog - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
flagellate, scourge - whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
leather - whip with a leather strap
horsewhip - whip with a whip intended for horses
switch - flog with or as if with a flexible rod
cowhide - flog with a cowhide
cat - beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
birch - whip with a birch twig
2.flog - beat with a cane
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"

flog

verb
1. sell, market, trade, dispose of, put up for sale They are trying to flog their house.
2. beat, whip, lash, thrash, whack, scourge, hit hard, trounce, castigate, chastise, flay, lambast(e), flagellate, punish severely Flog them soundly!
3. strain, drive, tax, push, punish, oppress, overtax, overexert Don't flog yourself. We've got ages.

flog

verb
To punish with blows or lashes:
Informal: trim.
Slang: lay into, lick.
Translations
يَجْلِد، يَضْرِب بالسَّوْط
bičovat
bankepiske
piestäpiiskataruoskia
hÿîa
čaižytinuplakimastuščiai stengtis
pērtsist
kamçılamakkırbaçlamak

flog

[flɒg] VT
1. (= whip) → azotar; (= beat) → dar una paliza a
to flog a dead horsepredicar en el desierto, machacar en hierro frío
2. (Brit) (= sell) → vender

flog

[ˈflɒg] vt
(= whip) [+ person] → flageller
to flog a dead horse → s'acharner inutilement
(= sell) → fourguer

flog

vt
(= beat)prügeln, schlagen; thief, mutineerauspeitschen; you’re flogging a dead horse (esp Brit inf) → Sie verschwenden Ihre Zeit
(Brit inf: = sell) → verkloppen, verscherbeln, losschlagen (all inf)

flog

[flɒg] vtfrustare, flagellare
to flog a dead horse (fig, fam) → perdere il proprio tempo
to flog o.s. to death (fig, fam) → ammazzarsi di fatica

flog

(flog) verbpast tense, past participle flogged
to beat; to whip. You will be flogged for stealing the money.
ˈflogging noun
flog a dead horse
to try to create interest in something after all interest in it has been lost.
References in classic literature ?
At sunrise he summoned all hands; and separating those who had rebelled from those who had taken no part in the mutiny, he told the former that he had a good mind to flog them all round --thought, upon the whole, he would do so --he ought to --justice demanded it; but for the present, considering their timely surrender, he would let them go with a reprimand, which he accordingly administered in the vernacular.
The new bit was very painful, and I reared up suddenly, which angered him still more, and he began to flog me.
On the evening of the day on which I had seen Miss Scatcherd flog her pupil, Burns, I wandered as usual among the forms and tables and laughing groups without a companion, yet not feeling lonely: when I passed the windows, I now and then lifted a blind, and looked out; it snowed fast, a drift was already forming against the lower panes; putting my ear close to the window, I could distinguish from the gleeful tumult within, the disconsolate moan of the wind outside.
He would have liked to spring on Dunstan, wrench the whip from his hand, and flog him to within an inch of his life; and no bodily fear could have deterred him; but he was mastered by another sort of fear, which was fed by feelings stronger even than his resentment.
While if you stick to consciousness, even though the same result is attained, you can at least flog yourself at times, and that will, at any rate, liven you up.
upon the whole I think you had better not be too severe with the poor fellow - don't flog him, Jupiter - he can't very well stand it - but can you form no idea of what has occasioned this illness, or rather this change of conduct?
I looked at Strickland, expecting to see him flog her with a whip.
But if she refused, he would tell his master, who would flog and torture her and then give her to the police, who would kill her.
Messieurs the sergeants of the mace, you will take me this knave to the pillory of the Grève, you will flog him, and turn him for an hour.
He has been known to drive his wife and daughter out of doors in the middle of the night and flog them through the park until the whole village outside the gates was aroused by their screams.
If the purse isn't found I'll flog you, I'll flog you all.
You can flog them to death, but it won't buy you anything.