Flag Flag (fl[a^]g), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flagged} (fl[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flagging} (fl[a^]g"g[i^]ng).] [Cf. Icel. flaka to droop, hang loosely. Cf. {Flacker}, {Flag} an ensign.] 1. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp. [1913 Webster]

As loose it [the sail] flagged around the mast. --T. Moore. [1913 Webster]

2. To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the strength flags. [1913 Webster]

The pleasures of the town begin to flag. --Swift.

Syn: To droop; decline; fail; languish; pine. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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