flag down

flag down
verb
signal to stop
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Let's flag down a cab—it's starting to rain

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The policeman flagged down our car

Hypernyms: ↑stop
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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flag down
To signal (eg a taxi) to stop
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Main Entry:flag

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ˌflag ˈdown [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they flag down he/she/it flags down present participle flagging down past tense flagged down past participle flagged down] phrasal verb
to wave at the driver of a car so that they stop

tourists trying to flag down a cab

Thesaurus: to use a particular gesture to communicate somethinghyponym
Main entry: flag

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • flag down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms flag down : present tense I/you/we/they flag down he/she/it flags down present participle flagging down past tense flagged down past participle flagged down to wave at the driver of a car so that they stop… …   English dictionary

  • flag down — PHRASAL VERB If you flag down a vehicle, especially a taxi, you wave at it as a signal for the driver to stop. [V P n (not pron)] They flagged down a passing family who stopped to help them... [V n P] Marlette was already out of the door,… …   English dictionary

  • flag down — phr verb Flag down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cab, ↑taxi …   Collocations dictionary

  • flag down someone — flag down (someone/something) to signal someone or something to stop by waving. A police officer flagged us down to check our vehicle registration and date of inspection …   New idioms dictionary

  • flag down something — flag down (someone/something) to signal someone or something to stop by waving. A police officer flagged us down to check our vehicle registration and date of inspection …   New idioms dictionary

  • flag down — {v.}, {informal} To stop by waving a signal flag or as if waving a signal flag. * /The signalman flagged down the freight train./ * /A policeman flagged down the car with his flashlight./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • flag down — {v.}, {informal} To stop by waving a signal flag or as if waving a signal flag. * /The signalman flagged down the freight train./ * /A policeman flagged down the car with his flashlight./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • flag\ down — v informal To stop by waving a signal flag or as if waving a signal flag. The signalman flagged down the freight train. A policeman flagged down the car with his flashlight …   Словарь американских идиом

  • flag down — verb Use a flag or similar kind of signal to get someones attention. If you want a taxi in Central London, youll have to stand in the road and flag one down …   Wiktionary

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