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FLOG (flogged, flogging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flog mean? 

FLOG (verb)
  The verb FLOG has 2 senses:

1. beat severely with a whip or rod
2. beat with a cane

  Familiarity information: FLOG used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLOG (verb)


Sense 1flog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beat severely with a whip or rod

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

flog; whip; welt; trounce; lash; strap; slash; lather

Context examples:

The teacher often flogged the students / The children were severely trounced

Hypernyms (to "flog" is one way to...):

beat; beat up; work over (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "flog"):

flagellate; scourge (whip)

leather (beat with a lather strap)

horsewhip (whip with a whip intended for horses)

switch (flog with or as if with a flexible rod)

cowhide (flog with a cowhide)

cat (beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails)

birch (whip with a birch twig)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to flog the prisoners


Sense 2flog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beat with a cane

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cane; lambast; lambaste; flog

Hypernyms (to "flog" is one way to...):

beat; beat up; work over (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to flog the prisoners


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