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FLOG, verb transitive [Latin figo, to strike, that is, to lay on; Latin flagrum, flagellum, Eng. flail; Gr.; Latin plaga, a stroke, Eng. plague, slay.]

To beat or strike with a rod or whip; to whip; to lash; to chastise with repeated blows; a colloquial word, applied to whipping or beating for punishment; as, to flog a schoolboy or a sailor.