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flog

verb

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1 to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
  • a graphic depiction of a sailor being flogged by the captain for disobeying orders

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3 British to move heavily or clumsily
  • for most of the night, searchers flogged through the marsh, crying out for the lost child

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4 British to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually
  • ignoring the groans and catcalls that his speech was provoking, the backbencher flogged away

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The first known use of flog was circa 1676

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“Flog.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flog. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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