flog

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flog (third-person singular simple present flogs, present participle flogging, simple past and past participle flogged)

  1. (transitive) To whip or scourge someone or something as punishment.
  2. (transitive) To use something to extreme; to abuse.
    • 2002 October 30, Chris Wardrop, “VL idles rough when warm...”, aus.cars, Usenet:
      I did seven laps of Fyshwick with the mechanic today. I was turning lots of heads on the last few, people must of thought I was nuts, flogging the car then stopping, then driving slow then flogging it again.
  3. (transitive, UK) To sell something.
    • 2001 January 26, Paul Edwards, “Optus $5/month 5110, T10 and 2288 only 4 days”, aus.comms.mobile, Usenet:
      And then there's my part time job at Telstra Bigpond flogging their cable network for just $67.55/month long term cost, a BARGAIN, and the other part time job flogging Foxtel at something like $50/month.
  4. (transitive, Australia, New Zealand) To steal something.
  5. (transitive, Australia, New Zealand) To defeat easily or convincingly.
    • 1999 August 16, Mr Ripper, “Nothing to Crow About”, rec.sport.football.australian, Usenet:
      The Swannies got on a real roll over rounds 16/17 & 18 of 1987. In consecutive SCG matches, they flogged the Eags 30.21 to 10.11, followed that with a 36.20 to 11.7 demolition of the Dons and finally a 31.12 to 15.17 thrashing of Richmond.
    • 2001 June 9, Cas., “Eng v Aus 1977”, aus.sport.cricket, Usenet:
      Anyone with cable watch this on ESPN "History of Cricket" last night? Australia got flogged by an innings in the fourth test.
    • 2004 June 5, Greg Vincent }:c{, “POLISER- Roosters v Bulldogs”, aus.sport.rugby-league, Usenet:
      It'll make the Raiders look good.  Getting flogged by a team that got flogged by a team that got flogged by the Bulldogs.
  6. (transitive, agriculture) To exploit.
    • 2007 Feb 6, “Suppliers the losers in Coles-Woolworths war”, The Age:
      The environment is paying dearly as producers flog their land. Sustainable agriculture needs a new generation of energised science and technology-trained farmers

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  • (to whip or scourge): whip

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flog

  1. past tense of fliegen

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flog n (genitive singular flogs, nominative plural flog)

  1. an epileptic fit

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flog (plural flogs)

  1. flake

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