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flogging

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈflɒɡ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈflɑː.ɡɪŋ/
a punishment in which someone is beaten severely with a whip or a stickPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments
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