Flogging
Flog Flog (fl[o^]g), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flogged} (fl[o^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flogging} (-g[i^]ng).] [Cf. Scot. fleg blow, stroke, kick, AS. flocan to strike, or perh. fr. L. flagellare to whip. Cf. {Flagellate}.] To beat or strike with a rod or whip; to whip; to lash; to chastise with repeated blows. [1913 Webster]

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  • FLOGGING — FLOGGING, punishment by beating or whipping. This at all times has been the instinctive way to inflict disciplinary punishment : a parent disciplines his son by beating him (cf. Deut. 8:5; 21:18; Prov. 19:18; 23:13–14; 29:17) as does a master his …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Flogging — Flog ging, a. & n. from {Flog}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Flogging chisel} (Mach.), a large cold chisel, used in chipping castings. {Flogging hammer}, a small sledge hammer used for striking a flogging chisel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flogging — ▪ punishment also called  whipping  or  caning         a beating administered with a whip or rod, with blows commonly directed to the person s back. It was imposed as a form of judicial punishment and as a means of maintaining discipline in… …   Universalium

  • flogging — UK [ˈflɒɡɪŋ] / US [ˈflɑɡɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms flogging : singular flogging plural floggings a punishment in which someone is hit many times with a stick or whip …   English dictionary

  • flogging — noun Infliction of punishment by dealing blows or whipping. What lawbreakers like that need is a good flogging. Do that and watch the crime rate plummet …   Wiktionary

  • Flogging — (adj., adv.) euphemism for the word fucking , used as an intensifier: Starve the flogging crows! …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • flogging — Australian Slang (adj, adv.) euphemism for the word fucking , used as an intensifier: Starve the flogging crows! …   English dialects glossary

  • flogging — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lashing, beating, whipping, thrashing, caning, corporal punishment, giving lashes, horsewhipping, flagellation, flailing, stripes, using the cat o nine tails; see also punishment . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A… …   English dictionary for students

  • flogging — flog|ging [ˈflɔgıŋ US ˈfla:gıŋ] n a punishment in which someone is severely beaten with a whip or stick …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flogging — flog|ging [ flagıŋ ] noun count or uncount a punishment in which someone is hit many times with a stick or whip …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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