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flight

noun uk   /flaɪt/ us  

flight noun (JOURNEY)

A2 [C] a journey in an aircraft: I'll never forget my first flight. How was your flight? All flights to New York today are delayed because of bad weather. My flight was cancelled.JourneysAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air

flight noun (AIRCRAFT)

[C] an aircraft that is making a particular journey: Flight 474 to Buenos Aires is now boarding at gate 9.AviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air

flight noun (MOVEMENT)

[U] an occasion when something flies or moves through the air: an eagle in flight Suddenly the whole flock of geese took flight (= started flying). Modern missiles are so accurate because their flight is controlled by computer.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft [C] a group of birds, aircraft, etc. flying together: a flight of geese/swansAnimal groupingsAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air

flight noun (ESCAPE)

[U] (an act or example of) escape, running away, or avoiding something: They lost all their possessions during their flight from the invading army.Running away and escaping put sb to flight UK old-fashioned to defeat someone and force them to run awayPursuingEvicting and forcing to leavePunishing someone by sending them somewhere else take flight to run away: The burglars took flight when the alarm sounded.Running away and escaping

flight noun (STAIRS)

C2 [C] a set of steps or stairs, usually between two floors of a building: We live up three flights of stairs.Stairs and lifts
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