Definition of put (someone) to flightformal + old-fashioned
- The rebels were put to flight by the advancing army.
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: a throw made with an overhand pushing motion
: an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: some person : somebody
: an act or instance of passing through the air by the use of wings
: the ability to fly
: a passing through the air or through space outside the earth's atmosphere
: to rise, settle, or fly in a flock
: an act or instance of running away
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