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flight

noun  us   /flɑɪt/

flight noun (FLYING)

[C/U] an aircraft trip, or the occasion of being a passenger in an aircraft: [C] We’ll be arriving home on Tuesday on flight 147. [C] All flights out of Midway have been canceled because of bad weather. [C] We had a smooth flight all the way. [C/U] Flight is also the act or process of flying: [C] We watched a flight of geese (= a group flying together). [U] Some people think that too much money is spent on space flight.

flight noun (ESCAPE)

[U] escape from a particular situation, or the act of leaving: their flight from poverty The flight of manufacturers to the South stripped Massachusetts of its factories.

flight noun (STAIRS)

[C] a set of stairs connecting one floor and the next in a building or other structure: We had to climb three flights of stairs.
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