• (British) IPA: /flɒɡ/
  • (America) IPA: /flɑɡ/

flog (flogs, present participle flogging; 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.
  3. (transitive, UK) To sell something.
  4. (transitive, Australia, New Zealand) To steal something.
  5. (transitive, Australia, New Zealand) To defeat easily or convincingly.
  6. (transitive, agriculture) To exploit.
Synonyms Translations Translations Noun

flog (plural flogs)

  1. (Australia, informal, derogatory) A contemptible, often arrogant person.

flog (plural flogs)

  1. (internet slang) A weblog designed to look authentic, but actually developed as part of a commercial marketing strategy to promote some product or service.
    • 2008, Lucas Conley, OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder
      Though a handful of viral videos and flogs have captured significant interest, the vast majority hardly register with consumers.
    • 2009, Nico Carpentier, ‎Benjamin De Cleen, Participation and Media Production: Critical Reflections on Content Creation (page 33)
      An element more problematic […] in the move of corporate communications and practices online is the sometimes masked nature of such initiatives, for example through blogola and flogs.
    • 2010, Beata Klimkiewicz, Media Freedom and Pluralism
      […] hidden advertising and flogs (the use of “personal blogs” for unfair commercial and political purposes), […]

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