flogging


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flogging - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishmentflogging - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, lacing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
self-flagellation - self-punishment inflicted by whipping
horsewhipping - the act of whipping with a horsewhip; "that villain needs a good horsewhipping"

flogging

noun beating, hiding (informal), whipping, lashing, thrashing, caning, scourging, trouncing, flagellation, horsewhipping He urged the restoration of flogging and hanging.
Related words
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flogging

noun
A punishment dealt with blows or lashes:
Informal: trimming.
Slang: licking.
Translations
جَلْد، ضَرْب بالسَّوْط
bičování
bankpisk
megkorbácsolás
barsmíîar, hÿîing
bičovanie
kırbaç/sopa ile dövme

flogging

[ˈflɒgɪŋ] Nazotes mpl, flagelación f
to give sb a floggingazotar or flagelar a algn

flogging

[ˈflɒgɪŋ] n
(= form of punishment) → flagellation f
(= beating) [convicted person] → flagellation f
a public flogging → une flagellation publique

flogging

nTracht fPrügel; (Jur) → Prügelstrafe f; (of thief, mutineer)Auspeitschen nt; to bring back floggingdie Prügelstrafe wieder einführen; a public floggingeine öffentliche Auspeitschung

flogging

[ˈflɒgɪŋ] nfustigazione f

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 ?
I'd be glad to see her down for a flogging, I'll bound
Wal, boys, the best way is to give him the flogging to do, till he gets over his notions.
The flogging did them no good at the time, for the injustice of their captor was rankling in their minds; but it was just the end of the half, and on the next evening but one Thomas knocks at their door, and says the Doctor wants to see them.
But when it came to breaking in, that was a bad time for me; several men came to catch me, and when at last they closed me in at one corner of the field, one caught me by the forelock, another caught me by the nose and held it so tight I could hardly draw my breath; then another took my under jaw in his hard hand and wrenched my mouth open, and so by force they got on the halter and the bar into my mouth; then one dragged me along by the halter, another flogging behind, and this was the first experience I had of men's kindness; it was all force.
He moped to school gloomy and sad, and took his flogging, along with Joe Harper, for playing hookey the day before, with the air of one whose heart was busy with heavier woes and wholly dead to trifles.
He would not even have seen after their going to church on Sundays, only Joseph and the curate reprimanded his carelessness when they absented themselves; and that reminded him to order Heathcliff a flogging, and Catherine a fast from dinner or supper.
Heathcliff received no flogging, but he was told that the first word he spoke to Miss Catherine should ensure a dismissal; and Mrs.
Nor were they without cause, for a lusty farmer was flogging him with a belt and following up every blow with scoldings and commands, repeating, "Your mouth shut and your eyes open
Tulliver's arm; for the flogging ceased, and the grasp on his own arm was relaxed.
In this Thwackum had the advantage; for while Square could only scarify the poor lad's reputation, he could flea his skin; and, indeed, he considered every lash he gave him as a compliment paid to his mistress; so that he could, with the utmost propriety, repeat this old flogging line,
Steelkilt glanced round him a moment, and then said: --"I tell you what it is now, Captain, rather than kill ye, and be hung for such a shabby rascal, we won't lift a hand against ye unless ye attack us; but till you say the word about not flogging us, we won't do a hand's turn.
She did her best in the way of flogging him while an infant -- for duties to her well -- regulated mind were always pleasures, and babies, like tough steaks, or the modern Greek olive trees, are invariably the better for beating -- but, poor woman