flag noun

ADJ. national | chequered Schumacher took the chequered flag to win his fourth Grand Prix of the season. | tattered A tattered flag hung from the roof of the burnt-out building.

VERB + FLAG fly, hang (out), hoist, raise, run up a ship flying a Russian flag | lower | wave The crowd all waved flags as the president came past. | unfurl | carry

FLAG + VERB hang | flap, flutter, fly, wave a flag fluttering in the breeze | be/fly at half mast

FLAG + NOUN pole (also flagpole)

PREP. under a/the ~ a ship sailing under a British flag | ~ of a flag of truce