from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To beat severely with a whip or rod.
- transitive v. Informal To publicize aggressively: flogging a new book.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To whip or scourge someone or something as punishment.
- v. To use something to extreme; to abuse.
- v. To sell something.
- v. To steal something.
- v. To defeat easily or convincingly.
- v. To exploit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To beat or strike with a rod or whip; to whip; to lash; to chastise with repeated blows.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beat or strike.
- Specifically To whip; chastise with repeated blows, as of a rod or whip.
- To beat, in the sense of surpass; excel.
- In flshing, to lash (the water) with the line.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. beat with a cane
- v. beat severely with a whip or rod
Perhaps from alteration of Latin flagellāre; see flagellate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)