: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
- 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