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flagging

adjective

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flagging

noun

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flagging

verb (1)
present participle of flag

Synonyms & Antonyms of flagging (Entry 3 of 4)

1 to be limp from lack of water or vigor
  • flowers flagging in the summer heat

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2 to lose bodily strength or vigor
  • we flagged as we neared the end of the long mountain trail

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flagging

verb (2)
present participle of flag

Synonyms of flagging (Entry 4 of 4)

to direct or notify by a movement or gesture
  • flagged the cars into the other parking lot

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The first known use of flagging was in 1545

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“Flagging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flagging. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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