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flight

noun uk   us   /flaɪt/

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.
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flight noun (AIRCRAFT)

[C] an aircraft that is making a particular journey: Flight 474 to Buenos Aires is now boarding at Gate 9.
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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. [C] UK a group of birds, aircraft, etc. flying together: a flight of geese/swans

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.put sb to flight UK old-fashioned to defeat someone and force them to run awaytake flight to run away: The burglars took flight when the alarm sounded.
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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.
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