flog

flog
[[t]flɒ̱g[/t]]
flogs, flogging, flogged
1) VERB If someone tries to flog something, they try to sell it. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V n] They are trying to flog their house.

2) VERB If someone is flogged, they are hit very hard with a whip or stick as a punishment.

[be V-ed] In these places people starved, were flogged, were clubbed to death...

[V n] Flog them soundly.

Derived words:
flogging plural N-VAR

He gets dragged off to court and sentenced to a flogging and life imprisonment...

He urged the restoration of hanging and flogging.

3) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that someone is flogging a dead horse, you mean that they are trying to achieve something impossible. [INFORMAL]

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • flog — [flɔg US fla:g] v past tense and past participle flogged present participle flogging [T] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from Latin flagellare to whip ] 1.) to beat a person or animal with a whip or stick ▪ He was publicly flogged and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flog — → fliegen * * * flog, flö|ge: ↑ fliegen. * * * flog, flö|ge: ↑fliegen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • flog — flog; flog·ga·ble; flog·ger; …   English syllables

  • flog — ► VERB (flogged, flogging) 1) beat with a whip or stick as a punishment. 2) Brit. informal sell or offer for sale. 3) informal focus on or promote to excess. ● flog a dead horse Cf. ↑flog a dead horse …   English terms dictionary

  • Flog — (fl[o^]g), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flogged} (fl[o^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flogging} ( g[i^]ng).] [Cf. Scot. fleg blow, stroke, kick, AS. flocan to strike, or perh. fr. L. flagellare to whip. Cf. {Flagellate}.] To beat or strike with a rod or whip; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flog — may refer to:*General terms: **Flagellation (also known as flogging ) **British or Australian slang meaning either sell or steal **An Australian slang term for a person who is an idiot or a tool ** During the Roman empire, to flog is to torture… …   Wikipedia

  • Flog It! — (2002 ) is a television series broadcast on the BBC, presented by Paul Martin. (Regular expert Kate Bliss has also hosted the show on occasion). The show follows the same kind of formula as Antiques Roadshow , with members of the public bringing… …   Wikipedia

  • flog — UK US /flɒg/ verb [T] (flogging, flogged, flogs) mainly UK INFORMAL ► to sell something, especially at a cheap price: »The phone group plans to flog its new handsets for £30 apiece to people signing one year contracts. ► to sell something… …   Financial and business terms

  • flog — [ flag ] verb transitive 1. ) to hit someone very hard with a stick or whip as a punishment 2. ) MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL to sell flog something to death MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL to talk about something so much that no one else wants to hear any… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flog — [fläg, flôg] vt. flogged, flogging [? cant abbrev. of L flagellare, to whip: see FLAGELLATE] 1. to beat with a strap, stick, whip, etc., esp. as punishment 2. [Slang, Chiefly Brit.] to sell SYN. BEAT flogger n …   English World dictionary

  • flog — index beat (strike), lash (strike), punish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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