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1 emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
2 plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals [syn: iris, fleur-de-lis, sword lily]
3 a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device [syn: signal flag]
4 a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc. [syn: masthead]
5 flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green [syn: pin]
6 stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones [syn: flagstone]
7 a conspicuously marked or shaped tail


1 communicate or signal with a flag
2 provide with a flag; "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
3 droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness [syn: sag, droop, swag]
4 decorate with flags; "the building was flagged for the holiday"
5 become less intense [syn: ease up, ease off, slacken off] [also: flagging, flagged]flagging adj : weak from exhaustion [syn: drooping]flagging See flag

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  1. present participle of flag

Extensive Definition

Flagging may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ambling, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, coming apart, cracking, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, crumbling, debilitated, decadent, declining, degenerate, deliberate, deteriorating, disintegrating, draining, drooping, droopy, dwindling, easy, ebbing, effete, enervated, enfeebled, fading, fagged, failing, faint, fainting, falling, faltering, fatigued, feeling faint, foot-dragging, footsore, fragmenting, frazzled, gentle, going to pieces, good and tired, gradual, halting, hobbled, hobbling, idle, indolent, jaded, languid, languishing, languorous, lazy, leisurely, limping, lumbering, marcescent, moderate, pining, poking, poky, ready to drop, regressive, relaxed, reluctant, retrograde, retrogressive, run ragged, run-down, sagging, sauntering, seedy, shriveling, shuffling, sinking, slack, sliding, slipping, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, sluggish, slumping, snail-paced, snaillike, staggering, strolling, subsiding, tabetic, tentative, tired, tired-winged, toddling, toilworn, tortoiselike, tottering, trudging, turtlelike, unhurried, unrefreshed, unrestored, waddling, waning, wasting, way-weary, wayworn, weak, weakened, wearied, weariful, weary, weary-footed, weary-laden, weary-winged, weary-worn, wilting, withering, worn, worn-down, worsening
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