An example of flog is to use corporal punishment to teach a student not to smoke at school.
- to beat with a strap, stick, whip, etc., esp. as punishment
- Informal to actively promote or deal in
Origin of floguncertain or unknown; perhaps cant abbreviation, abbreviated of Classical Latin flagellare, to whip: see flagellate
transitive verbflogged, 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 flagellare; see flagellate.
(third-person singular simple present flogs, present participle flogging, simple past and past participle flogged)