Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A chastisement; a beating or whipping.
  • noun A lashing of water with a fish-line.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • from flog, v. t.
  • (Mach.) a large cold chisel, used in chipping castings.
  • a small sledge hammer used for striking a flogging chisel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Infliction of punishment by dealing blows or whipping.
  • verb Present participle of flog.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

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Examples

  • If arrested, the migrants and asylum-seekers are lumped together in tiny immigration detention cells where flogging is the main form of punishment.

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  • Sometimes flogging is a punishment for drunkenness.

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  • Are you going to say that flogging is never torture because some people submit themselves to it voluntarily?

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  • The daily flogging is actually one of the bennies.

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  • I need to start giving awards - the flogging is not working. at

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  • "Third degree can, according to the circumstances, consist amongst other methods, of: very simple diet (bread and water) hard bunk dark cell deprivation of sleep exhaustive drilling also in flogging (for more than 20 strokes a doctor must be consulted)."

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  • "Third degree can, according to the circumstances, consist amongst other methods, of: very simple diet (bread and water) hard bunk dark cell deprivation of sleep exhaustive drilling also in flogging (for more than 20 strokes a doctor must be consulted)."

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  • "Third degree can, according to the circumstances, consist amongst other methods, of: very simple diet (bread and water) hard bunk dark cell deprivation of sleep exhaustive drilling also in flogging (for more than 20 strokes a doctor must be consulted)."

    Damn them.

  • "Third degree can, according to the circumstances, consist amongst other methods, of: very simple diet (bread and water) hard bunk dark cell deprivation of sleep exhaustive drilling also in flogging (for more than 20 strokes a doctor must be consulted)."

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  • Those who have followed me in my narrative will remember that I was witness to an act of great cruelty inflicted upon my own shipmates; and indeed I can sincerely say that the simple mention of the word flogging, brings up in me feelings which I can hardly control.

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