English version

flag somebody/something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflag somebody/something ↔ down phrasal verbSTOP MOVINGto make the driver of a vehicle stop by waving at them I flagged down a taxi. flag→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
flag downHow about pantyhose made out of the flag?John Macgill was at Edinburgh's Dreghorn barracks to see the flags come down.Two young women flag me down.After about two blocks, we flagged the driver down and climbed aboard.He flagged a waiter down and grabbed two drinks from the silver tray.He saw the red flag come down for the final time over Red Square in Moscow.If some one tries to flag you down, make sure it is a genuine emergency before getting out of your car.The official explanation was that a finish flag had blown down on to the mechanism and the timing had run on.
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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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