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1‘the Irish flag’
banner, standard, ensign, pennant, pennon, banderole, streamer, jack
symbol, emblem, representation, figure, image
rare gonfalon, guidon, labarum
1‘spelling checkers can flag words that are not in a dictionary’
indicate, identify, pick out, point out
mark, mark out, label, tab, tag, tick
1‘the stone flags beneath his feet’
1‘they were flagging as the finish came into sight’
tire, become fatigued, grow tired, grow weary, weaken, grow weak, lose, lose one's energy, lose one's strength, falter, languish, wilt, droop, sag
2‘one's mental energy flags in the afternoon’
fade, fail, decline, deteriorate, wane, ebb, diminish, decrease, lessen, abate, dwindle, erode, recede, sink, slump, taper off
wither, melt away, peter out, die away, die down, die out, die off
informal go downhill
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