flite

intransitive verb \ˈflīt\

Definition of flite

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 now dialectal a :  contend, quarrel, wrangle b :  to engage in sharp debate

  2. 2 obsolete :  to make or utter complaint

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Origin and Etymology of flite

Middle English fliten, from Old English flītan to contend, strive, wrangle; akin to Old English, Old Frisian & Old Saxon flīt strife, dispute, contention, Old High German flīz strife, zeal, flīzan to contend, strive


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