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English noun: red flag

1. red flag (communication) a flag that serves as a warning signal

SamplesWe didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up.

Broader (hypernym)alarm, alarum, alert, flag, signal flag, warning signal

2. red flag (communication) the emblem of socialist revolution

Broader (hypernym)allegory, emblem

3. red flag (act) something that irritates or demands immediate action

SamplesDoing that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull.

Broader (hypernym)annoyance, annoying, irritation, vexation

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