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English definition of “go/send sth/sb flying”

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go/send sth/sb flying

informal
to fall, or to cause something or someone to fall or move through the air, suddenly and by accident: I tripped going up the stairs and I/my books went flying.
Translations of “go/send sth/sb flying”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)猛然跌倒, (使)飛出去…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)猛然跌倒, (使)飞出去…
(Definition of go/send sth/sb flying from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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