Scourge Scourge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scourged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scourging}.] [From {Scourge}, n.: cf. OF. escorgier.] 1. To whip severely; to lash. [1913 Webster]

Is it lawful for you to scourge a . . . Roman? --Acts xxii. 25. [1913 Webster]

2. To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction. [1913 Webster]

Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. --Heb. xii. 6. [1913 Webster]

3. To harass or afflict severely. [1913 Webster]

To scourge and impoverish the people. --Brougham. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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