flag·​ging | \ ˈfla-giŋ How to pronounce flagging (audio) also ˈflā- \

Definition of flagging

2 : becoming progressively less : dwindling

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Other Words from flagging

flaggingly adverb

Examples of flagging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Cultural Revolution, launched by Mao to re-inject proletarian Communist fervor into his flagging national project, sent tens of millions of young zealots onto China’s streets. Washington Post, "Li Zhensheng, photographer who captured trauma of Cultural Revolution, dies at 80," 26 June 2020 Meanwhile, the Trump administration has poured stimulus cash into flagging fossil fuel companies. NBC News, "Carbon emissions may have peaked in 2019 — but scientists aren't celebrating just yet," 14 Nov. 2019 Edgewell, which owns Schick razors, agreed to buy Harry’s in May, as part of efforts to revive some of its own flagging brands. Gerald Porter Jr., Bloomberg.com, "Men’s Shaving Upstart Harry’s Goes From Web to Walgreens," 7 May 2020 The Japanese firm had already recently taken steps to shore up its flagging share price. Michelle Toh, CNN, "SoftBank is selling assets to buy $18 billion of its own shares. Investors love it," 23 Mar. 2020 Isabella Guinigundo, a senior at Bishop Fenwick High School in Franklin, said some of her classmates have dealt with spotty WiFi, flagging device batteries and other issues. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus: Hundreds of Cincinnati area students have fallen out of contact with teachers," 15 Apr. 2020 Tritton, who took over as CEO last year, is attempting to turn around the flagging retailer. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Bed Bath & Beyond remains open, despite workers' opposition," 19 Mar. 2020 Now the Women’s March is counting on his actions as commander in chief to energize a flagging organization. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "'Women rising' but numbers falling: 2020 March tries to re-energize amid flagging enthusiasm," 16 Jan. 2020 After two rapid-fire profit warnings earlier this year, new Chief Executive Officer Ola Kallenius is under pressure to map out a strategy to revive flagging earnings, while at the same time ensuring that Daimler doesn’t lose its technology edge. Christoph Rauwald, Fortune, "Daimler Will Cut 10% of Mercedes Management as the Costly Switch to Electric Cars Hits Home," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of flagging

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flagging was in 1545

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29 Jun 2020

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“Flagging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagging. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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