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

 

kite

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kaɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they kite
BrE BrE//kaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kaɪt//
 
he / she / it kites
BrE BrE//kaɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kaɪts//
 
past simple kited
BrE BrE//ˈkaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaɪtɪd//
 
past participle kited
BrE BrE//ˈkaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaɪtɪd//
 
-ing form kiting
BrE BrE//ˈkaɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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kite something (North American English, informal) to use an illegal cheque to obtain money or to dishonestly change the amount written on a cheque to kite checks check kiting Word Origin Old English cȳta (as a noun in sense (2)); probably of imitative origin and related to German Kauz ‘screech owl’. The toy was so named because it hovers in the air like the bird.
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