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Definition of flight verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

flight

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//flaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//flaɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flight
BrE BrE//flaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//flaɪt//
 
he / she / it flights
BrE BrE//flaɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//flaɪts//
 
past simple flighted
BrE BrE//ˈflaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaɪtɪd//
 
past participle flighted
BrE BrE//ˈflaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaɪtɪd//
 
-ing form flighting
BrE BrE//ˈflaɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] flight something (British English, sport) to kick, hit or throw a ball through the air in a skilful way He equalized with a beautifully flighted shot. Word Origin Old English flyht ‘action or manner of flying’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vlucht and fly (verb). This was probably merged in Middle English with an unrecorded Old English word related to German Flucht and to flee, which is represented by sense 6 of the noun.