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Noun
Infliction of punishment by dealing blows or whipping
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“The bare feet are beautiful, elegant and feminine but bring to mind the bastinado, the terrible flogging of the feet.”
Verb
Present participle for to lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument
“The use of the whip to flog the horse forward is a mark of poor reinsmanship.”
Verb
Present participle for to strike or hit repeatedly
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“In one particularly grotesque sequence, the mother is ready to flog her child, but the father, much to the mother's frustration, refuses.”
Verb
Present participle for to comprehensively defeat
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“Rocky Balboa would flog Ivan Drago in the ring before preaching to the Soviets that they were more than capable of change.”
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Present participle for to sell or offer for sale
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“She accused the widows of the deadly sin of self-promotion, then went on the Today show in a slinky black dress to flog her new book.”
Verb
Present participle for to work arduously in pursuit of an aim or goal
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“Why did Lendl flog himself trying to win Wimbledon when he'd already won Roland Garros?”
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Present participle for to move slowly, heavily, clumsily, or with difficulty
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Present participle for to promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
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Present participle for to take something illegally or without permission
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