Synonyms of 'flog'
to sellThey are trying to flog their house.
to beat harshly, esp. with a whip or stickHe never flogs his horse no matter how slowly she goes.
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
Eyewitnesses claimed he whipped the horse up to 16 times.
The punishment for stealing bread is five lashes.
He was thrashed with a cane until his skin turned red.
Someone whacked him on the head.
They were scourging him severely.
Australia trounced France by sixty points to four.
castigate, , ,
She castigated him for having no intellectual interests.
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
Don't flog yourself. We've got ages.
Resources will be further strained by new demands for housing.
For the next six years he drove himself mercilessly.
Overcrowding has taxed the city's ability to deal with waste.
Her parents kept her in school and pushed her to study.
punish, , ,
George has never had to punish the children.
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in the sense of castigate
to find fault with or reprimand (a person) harshlyShe castigated him for having no intellectual interests.
slate (informal, British),
dress down (informal),
tear into (informal),
read the riot act,
slap on the wrist,
bawl out (informal),
rap over the knuckles,
haul over the coals (informal),
chew out (US, Canadian, informal),
tear (someone) off a strip (British, informal),
give a rocket (British, New Zealand, informal)
in the sense of chastise
to punish by beating
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