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kite

noun [C]
 
 
/kaɪt/ US informal BANKING, LAW
an illegal act of using cheques that have been kited to obtain money: The kite can go on for weeks before one of the accounts goes into overdraft when the checks are returned.
a cheque that has been kited
Translations of “kite”
in Arabic طائِرة وَرَقِيّة…
in Korean 연…
in Malaysian layang-layang…
in French cerf-volant…
in Turkish uçurtma…
in Italian aquilone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 飛行物, 風箏…
in Russian воздушный змей…
in Polish latawiec…
in Vietnamese cái diều…
in Spanish cometa…
in Portuguese pipa, papagaio…
in Thai ว่าว…
in German der Drachen…
in Catalan estel…
in Japanese 凧(たこ)…
in Indonesian layang-layang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 飞行物, 风筝…
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