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[flog, flawg]
verb (used with object), flogged, flogging.
to beat with a whip, stick, etc., especially as punishment; whip; scourge.
to sell, especially aggressively or vigorously.
to promote; publicize.

1670–80; perhaps blend of flay and jog, variant of jag1 to prick, slash; but cf. flagellate

floggable, adjective
flogger, noun
overflog, verb (used with object), overflogged, overflogging.
unfloggable, adjective
unflogged, adjective

1. thrash, lash.
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flog (flɒɡ)
vb , flogs, flogging, flogged
1.  (tr) to beat harshly, esp with a whip, strap, etc
2.  slang (Brit) (tr) to sell
3.  (intr) (of a sail) to flap noisily in the wind
4.  (intr) to make progress by painful work
5.  (NZ) to steal
6.  chiefly (Brit) flog a dead horse
 a.  to harp on some long discarded subject
 b.  to pursue the solution of a problem long realized to be insoluble
7.  flog to death to persuade a person so persistently of the value of (an idea or venture) that he or she loses interest in it
[C17: probably from Latin flagellāre; see flagellant]

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1670s, slang, perhaps a schoolboy shortening of L. flagellare "flagellate." Related: Flogged; flogging
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