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Present participle for to lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument
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“He continued to scourge me even after I had collapsed onto the pier.”
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Present participle for to cause or bring great destruction to
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“He will scourge the land of all who oppose him.”
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Present participle for to cause great suffering or torment to
“But if you are not come to kill me, then it is that you may scourge me with your tongue.”
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Present participle for to weaken someone's morale over a long period
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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Present participle for to injure
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Present participle for to criticize (someone) for a fault or crime
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Present participle for to decrease the value, character, or quality of
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A severe physical beating or attack
“Only by scourging ourselves and retreating to some bizarre ascetic vision of humanity can we be redeemed.”
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