Definition of flog verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

flog

 verb
verb
NAmE//flɑɡ//
 
[often passive]flog somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flog
 
he / she / it flogs
 
past simple flogged
 
-ing form flogging
 
 
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  • to punish someone by hitting them many times with a whip or stick He was publicly flogged for breaking the country's alcohol laws.
  • Idioms
    beat/flog a dead horse(informal)
     
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    to waste your effort by trying to do something that is no longer possible
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flog

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