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    Do you say "hoist a flag", "raise a flag", "fly a flag" or something else?

    What do you call the action of putting a flag up on the pole? Do you call it hoisting a flag, raising a flag, flying a flag or anything else?

    Is there any difference between American English and British English?

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    Re: Do you say "hoist a flag", "raise a flag", "fly a flag" or something else?

    I'd say 'hoisting' a flag.

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    Re: Do you say "hoist a flag", "raise a flag", "fly a flag" or something else?

    Hoist and raise are OK to me.

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