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flag

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
flagflag1 /flæɡ/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable]  1 Da piece of cloth with a coloured pattern or picture on it that represents a country or organization Children waving flags greeted the Russian leader. the flag of Kenya the Spanish flaga flag is flying (=a flag is shown on a pole) Flags were flying at half-mast because of the death of the Premier.2 a coloured piece of cloth used in some sports as a signal or as a sign showing the position of something The flag went down, and the race began. a free kick near the corner flag (=flag on a football pitch)3 the flag4 keep the flag flying5 TBa flagstone fly the flag at fly1(13)
Examples from the Corpus
flagHis tongue is hanging out of the side of his mouth like a flag.Sighing deeply, Democratic pundits and brokers are beginning to rally to the Clinton flag.Colored flags flapped in a heavy sea wind.He saw the red flag come down for the final time over Red Square in Moscow.the state flag of MontanaHe could hear the beck-water rushing beneath the flags at his feet.There was talk before everyone arrived here that she might be asked to carry the flag.And take it down: Hotel is told it can't fly the flag.The children waved flags as the President's car drove by.Flags ... flying at half-mastThe flags were flying at half-mast.corner flagWith 17 minutes remaining the right-back Mario Melchiot was fouled by Ian Taylor near the left-hand corner flag.Then winger Crawford Dobbin ran half the length of the pitch for the final score at the corner flag.Dyer was almost over for a try but put a foot in touch at the corner flag spoiled the effort.Harte fired the ball into the bottom corner before heading for the corner flag to celebrate.Then Goodman scored a soft goal with his head for a free kick near the corner flag.It was Harlequins who opened the scoring ... Mike Wedderburn taking the scenic route to the corner flag.
flagflag2 verb (flagged, flagging)  1 [transitive]SHOW/LET somebody SEE something to make a mark against some information to show that it is important I’ve flagged the parts I want to comment on.2 [intransitive]TIRED to become tired or weak By the end of the meeting we had begun to flag. flag somebody/something ↔ down→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
flagBy the fifth game, I could see that my opponent was beginning to flag.Japan's economic growth was beginning to flag.Jenny taught for four hours straight without flagging.Even so, recent economic reports suggest growth is flagging.In 1988, the 10-year budget flagged a shortfall looming about five years out, because of a slowdown in population growth.Provided that none of the entries were flagged as requiring attention, the system will permit their transfer to the Main Database.The knack for capturing the voice of each character, a trademark of Bogosian as performer, flags at times here.The pace and enthusiasm flagged considerably when attention had to switch from abstract or grand designs to the nitty-gritty of practical details.The point is simply to flag problems that loom ahead.I've flagged the sections I have questions about.But the commissioned research does flag up a number of interesting pointers to building a bigger core support.The signals you put across at the job interview can flag your future ambitions.
From Longman Business Dictionaryflagflag1 /flæg/ verb [transitive]COMPUTING to put a special mark against a piece of writing or an email to show that it is importantYou’ll see that I have flagged the sections that need clarifying.Send the minutes to everyone at the meeting and flag the email for follow-up.→ See Verb tableflagflag2 noun [countable]COMPUTING a special mark that you put against a piece of writing or an email to show that it is important
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Verb table
flag
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyflag
he, she, itflags
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyflagged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave flagged
he, she, ithas flagged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad flagged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill flag
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have flagged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam flagging
he, she, itis flagging
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you, we, theyare flagging
Past
I, he, she, itwas flagging
you, we, theywere flagging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been flagging
he, she, ithas been flagging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been flagging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be flagging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been flagging
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