strike one's flag

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To take down one's national or other representative flag in order to indicate surrender.
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At length, having lost her fore and main-top-masts, and her mizzen-mast having been shot away to the deck, . . . the English frigate was reduced to the last extremity. Captain Cardan ordered his signal quarter-master to strike the flag.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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strike one's flagTo yield, give up, or surrender.
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