[flog, flawg] /flɒg, flɔg/
verb (used with object), flogged, flogging.
to beat with a whip, stick, etc., especially as punishment; whip; scourge.
verb flogs, flogging, flogged
(transitive) to beat harshly, esp with a whip, strap, etc
(transitive) (Brit, slang) to sell
(intransitive) (of a sail) to flap noisily in the wind
(intransitive) to make progress by painful work
(NZ) to steal
(mainly Brit) flog a dead horse
flog to death, to persuade a person so persistently of the value of (an idea or venture) that he or she loses interest in it
1670s, slang, perhaps a schoolboy shortening of Latin flagellare “flagellate.” Related: Flogged; flogging.
To offer for sale; peddle, esp in the sense of public hawking: I went to the convention to flog a new book/ Motel and bus companies flog special charter rates
[British 1919+ fr armed forces; fr British slang flog the clock, ”move the clockhands forward in order to deceive,” applied later to the illicit selling of military stores]
see: beat a dead horse
An object-oriented language and deductive database system. [“F-Logic: A Higher-Order Language for Reasoning about Objects, Inheritance and Scheme”, ACM SIGMOD May 1989, pp. 134-146]. (1994-10-20)
[floh-kah-tee] /floʊˈkɑ ti/ noun, plural flokatis. 1. a thick, woolen rug with a shaggy pile, originally handwoven in Greece. /fləˈkɑːtɪ/ noun 1. a Greek hand-woven shaggy woollen rug
[flong, flawng] /flɒŋ, flɔŋ/ noun, Printing. 1. the material of which a stereotype mold is made. /flɒŋ/ noun 1. (printing) a material, usually pulped paper or cardboard, used for making moulds in stereotyping 2. (journalism, slang) material that is not urgently topical
[fluhd] /flʌd/ noun 1. a great flowing or overflowing of water, especially over land not usually submerged. 2. any great outpouring or stream: a flood of tears. 3. the Flood, the universal deluge recorded as having occurred in the days of Noah. Gen. 7. 4. the rise or flowing in of the tide (opposed to […]