flag down

  1. signal to stop
    Let's flag down a cab--it's starting to rain
    The policeman flagged down our car
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How To Use flag down In A Sentence

  • As she started to flag down passing traffic, her abductor drove off at high speed in her green car.
  • Theywere able to flag down a passing police car which escorted them to an area where they could park as Lisa began to deliver the baby.
  • The deception allowed him to flag down drivers who had particularly irked him. Times, Sunday Times
  • He explained that police would flag down oncoming cars for a roadside check. Times, Sunday Times
  • He managed to flag down a passing motorist.
  • If your map-reading fails you, or the need for the nearest coffee shop hits, flag down someone studenty-looking. Times, Sunday Times
  • Then Vernage noticed Sergeant King staggering down the road in a desperate bid to flag down a car.
  • Two days later, lost on an A road as traffic whizzes past, I make a grievous error and flag down a Dalesman.
  • We take the flag down at sunset.
  • And get that Guild flag down and hoist the black ensign!
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