- 1[often passive] flog somebody to punish somebody by hitting them many times with a whip or stick He was publicly flogged for breaking the country's alcohol laws.
- 2(British English, informal) to sell something to somebody flog something (to somebody) She flogged her guitar to another student. flog something (off) We buy them cheaply and then flog them off at a profit. flog somebody something I had a letter from a company trying to flog me insurance. Word Origin late 17th cent. (originally slang): perhaps imitative, or from Latin flagellare
BrE BrE//flɒɡ//; NAmE NAmE//flɑːɡ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flog
BrE BrE//flɒɡ//; NAmE NAmE//flɑːɡ//he / she / it flogs
BrE BrE//flɒɡz//; NAmE NAmE//flɑːɡz//past simple flogged
BrE BrE//flɒɡd//; NAmE NAmE//flɑːɡd//past participle flogged
BrE BrE//flɒɡd//; NAmE NAmE//flɑːɡd//-ing form flogging
BrE BrE//ˈflɒɡɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɑːɡɪŋ//