- 1 [countable] a trip made by air, especially in a plane a smooth/comfortable/bumpy flight a domestic/an international flight a hot-air balloon flight We met on a flight from Las Vegas to Kansas City. All flights between New York and Washington have been canceled due to fog. see also in-flight plane
- 2 [countable] a plane making a particular journey We're on the same flight. Flight 4793 is now boarding at Gate 17. If we leave now, I can catch the earlier flight. mercy/relief flights (= planes taking help to countries where there is a war) Topic CollocationsTravel and Tourismvacations have/take a vacation/a break/a day off/a year off/time off go on/be on vacation/leave/honeymoon/safari/sabbatical/a trip/a tour/a cruise/a pilgrimage go backpacking/camping/sightseeing plan a trip/a vacation/your itinerary reserve a hotel room/a flight/tickets have/make/cancel a reservation rent a condo/a vacation home/a cabin rent a car/bicycle/moped/scooter/Jet Ski stay in a hotel/a bed and breakfast/a youth hostel/a villa/a trailer/a vacation home/a resort/a timeshare cost/charge $100 a/per night for a suite/a single/double/twin room check into/out of a hotel/a motel/your room pack/unpack your suitcase/bags call/order room service cancel/cut short a trip/vacationforeign travel apply for/get/renew a/your passport take out/buy/get travel insurance catch/miss your plane/train/ferry/connecting flight fly (in)/travel (in) first/business/economy class make/have a brief/two-day/twelve-hour layover/stopover in Hong Kong experience/cause/lead to delays check (in)/collect/get/lose your baggage/luggage be charged for/pay excess baggage fees board/get on/leave/get off the aircraft/plane/ship/ferry taxi down/leave/approach/hit/overshoot the runway experience/hit/encounter (mild/severe) turbulence suffer from/recover from/get over your jet lag/motion sickness be seasick/carsickthe tourist industry attract/draw/bring tourists/visitors encourage/promote/hurt tourism promote/develop ecotourism build/develop/visit a tourist/tropical/beach/ski resort work for/be operated by a major hotel chain be served by/compete with low-fare/low-cost/budget airlines use/go to/have a travel agent contact/check with your travel agent/tour operator buy/be on/go on a package deal/vacation/tour buy/bring back (tacky/overpriced) souvenirs flying
- 3[uncountable] the act of flying the age of supersonic flight flight safety The bird is easily recognized in flight (= when it is flying) by the black band at the end of its tail. movement of object
- 4[uncountable] the movement or direction of an object as it travels through the air the flight of a ball of steps
- 5[countable] a series of steps between two floors or levels She fell down a flight of stairs/steps and hurt her back. running away
- 6[uncountable, singular] the act of running away from a dangerous or difficult situation the flight of refugees from the advancing forces a flight from harsh reality The main character is a journalist in flight from a failed marriage. of fancy/imagination
- 7[countable] flight of fancy/imagination an idea or a statement that shows a lot of imagination but is not practical or sensible This idea was one of my wilder flights of fancy. group of birds/aircraft
- 8 [countable] a group of birds or aircraft flying together a flight of geese They flew in two flights of three aircraft. Idioms
journey by air
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to force someone to run away The enemy was quickly put to flight.
put somebody to flight (old-fashioned)jump to other results
to run away The gang took flight when they heard the police car.
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