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flight

noun [C]
 
 
/flaɪt/
TRANSPORT a journey in an aircraft: You should leave now or you'll miss your flight.a flight to/from sth She is booked on the 8 a.m. flight to New York.domestic/international flights The company operates eight domestic flights in Finland. scheduled/charter flights The price includes accommodation and return scheduled flights. long-haul/short-haul flights
ECONOMICS a situation in which people or goods move quickly away from a place to escape a bad situation: He added that he didn't think there was a risk of flight of city employees. A return of financial calm to the country should reduce capital flight.
the top flight people who are at the highest level in a job or business activity: With this movie he joined the top flight of Hollywood directors. FINANCE companies whose shares are worth the most money: Corporate news was dominated by firms outside the top flight.
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