Definition of flog:
rebuke, jaw, call down, scold, lather, batter, call on the carpet, thrash about, pommel, reprimand, lambast, lay into, shell, reproof, cane, attack, spank, beat, thresh, rack up, scald, crush, switch, lecture, slash, overcome, take to task, rag, dress down, pip, vanquish, lash, study at beat, welt, defeat, jactitate, trounce, bawl out, bastinado, convulse, chew out, reward, whisk, thresh about, chide, chastise, strike, cut down, hide, remonstrate, toss, belabor, soap, gash, surpass, castigate, cudgel, mop up, smite, bruise, lambaste, trim, have words, beat out, berate, worst, whip, strap, scourge, thrash, blister, lick, chew up, pound, conquer.
Unable to find a friend here, he called upon the chief mate; but this only made matters worse, for the captain then ordered the latter to flog him also; which he did for some time, using however only the lashes of the instrument.- "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I", Thomas Clarkson.
- "The Caxtons, Part 2", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- "The Freedmen's Book", Lydia Maria Child.