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Definition of flog verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[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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