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"flag" in American English

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flagnoun [C]

 us   /flæɡ/
  • flag noun [C] (SYMBOL)

a piece of cloth with a special color and pattern, used as a symbol esp. to represent a particular country or group: the American flag The man waved a red warning flag.

flagverb

 us   /flæɡ/ (-gg-)
  • flag verb (MARK)

[T] to mark something so it can be found easily among other similar things: She asked me to flag the names that appear on both lists.
  • flag verb (BECOME TIRED)

[I] to become tired or less strong: My interest in the story flagged.
(Definition of flag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"flag" in British English

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flagnoun [C]

uk   /flæɡ/  us   /flæɡ/
  • flag noun [C] (SYMBOL)

B1 a piece of cloth, usually rectangular and attached to a pole at one edge, that has a pattern that shows it represents a country or a group, or has a particular meaning: Flags of all the participating countries are flying outside the stadium. Flags were flapping/fluttering in the breeze. The guard waved his flag and the train pulled away from the station.

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  • flag noun [C] (PLANT)

a flower that is a type of large iris

flagverb

uk   /flæɡ/  us   /flæɡ/ (-gg-)
(Definition of flag from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flag" in Business English

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flagverb

uk   us   /flæɡ/ (-gg-)
[T] to put a mark on something or against something so it can be found easily among other similar things: Flag any files which might be useful later.
[T] IT to mark computer information with one of two possible values so that you can process it later: We'll flag the records of interest in the database and then we can give you a printout.
[I] to become tired, weaker, or less effective: We had been working on the presentation for six hours and I was beginning to flag. They denied that demand for the new product was flagging.
Phrasal verbs

flagnoun [C]

uk   us   /flæɡ/
a piece of cloth, usually rectangular and fixed to a pole at one edge, that has a pattern that shows it represents a country or a group, or has a particular meaning: a container ship sailing under the Indonesian flag
a mark that you put on or against something to show that it is important: You can put a flag on any email message that you know you will need to go back to and read again.
fly the flag
to show support for the country, group, or organization that you belong to: The government was accused of failing to fly the flag for British farmers at the negotiations.
(Definition of flag from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flag”
in Korean 기…
in Arabic عَلَم, رَاية…
in Malaysian bendera…
in French drapeau…
in Russian флаг…
in Chinese (Traditional) 象徵, 旗…
in Italian bandiera…
in Turkish bayrak…
in Polish flaga…
in Spanish bandera…
in Vietnamese cờ…
in Portuguese bandeira…
in Thai ธง…
in German die Fahne…
in Catalan bandera…
in Japanese 旗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 象征, 旗…
in Indonesian bendera…
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