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flagging


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flag  \Flag\  (fl[a^]g),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flagged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Flagging}.]  [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. 
 
  As  loose  it  [the  sail]  flagged  around  the  mast.  --T. 
  Moore. 
 
  2.  To  droop;  to  grow  spiritless;  to  lose  vigor;  to  languish; 
  as  the  spirits  flag;  the  streugth  flags. 
 
  The  pleasures  of  the  town  begin  to  flag.  --Swift. 
 
  Syn:  To  droop;  decline  fail  languish;  pine. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flagging  \Flag"ging\,  n. 
  A  pavement  or  sidewalk  of  flagstones;  flagstones, 
  collectively. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flagging  \Flag"ging\,  a. 
  Growing  languid,  weak,  or  spiritless;  weakening;  delaying.  -- 
  {Flag"ging*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flagging 
  adj  :  weak  from  exhaustion  [syn:  {drooping}] 




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