: to beat with or as if with a rod or whip
- The sailors were flogged for attempting a mutiny.
: to criticize harshly
- He was flogged in the press for failing to take action.
: to force or urge into action : drive
: to sell (something, such as stolen goods) illegally
- flogged their employers' petrol to ordinary motorists
: sell 7
- traveled by horse, flogging encyclopedias
- —Robert Darnton
- flogging wares at the local discount outlet
- —Ronald Henkoff
: to promote aggressively : plug
- flying around the world flogging your movies
- —Peter Bogdanovich
: to move along with difficulty : slog