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English verb: flog

1. flog (contact) beat severely with a whip or rod


SamplesThe teacher often flogged the students.
The children were severely trounced.


ExamplesThey want to flog the prisoners


Synonymslash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over


Narrower (hyponym)birch, cat, cowhide, flagellate, horsewhip, leather, scourge, switch

2. flog (contact) beat with a cane


ExamplesThey want to flog the prisoners


Synonymscane, lambast, lambaste


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over









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