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flag (verb) droop; become limp, tired, and weak.
You flag when you are unable to stand erect because you are too tired or weak. If you are limp because of fatigue you flag. Your enthusiasm for something flags, if you begin to lose interest in it. 'The boys' initial enthusiasm for the game flagged off as time went on.' This means that as time passed their interest in the game became less and less. Your support for a cause flags if your support becomes less and less strong.
- The pupils flagged after a long day's classes and were in no mood to play any game. They were anxious to get home.
- As the days progressed, the workers' enthusiasm for a struggle began to flag, and they were no longer in a mood to press their demands.