- Flog is defined as to beat with a strap or stick as punishment.
An example of flog is to use corporal punishment to teach a student not to smoke at school.
transitive verbflogged flogged, flog·ging, flogs
- To beat severely with a whip or rod.
- Informal To publicize aggressively: flogging a new book.
Origin of flogPerhaps from alteration of Latin flagellāre; see flagellate.
(third-person singular simple present flogs, present participle flogging, simple past and past participle flogged)