put (someone) to flight

Definition of put (someone) to flight

formal + old-fashioned

  1. :  to cause (someone) to leave or run away The rebels were put to flight by the advancing army.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  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

  1. :  flush

    :  to rise, settle, or fly in a flock

  1. :  an act or instance of running away

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a brief usually trivial fact

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