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white flag

noun [C] uk   us  
a flag that is waved to show that you accept defeat or do not intend to attack: The soldiers laid down their guns and walked towards the enemy camp, carrying a white flag.
Translations of “white flag”
in Chinese (Traditional) (表示投降或無意進攻的)白旗…
in Chinese (Simplified) (表示投降或无意进攻的)白旗…
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