put (someone) to flight

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of put (someone) to flight

formal + old-fashioned
: to cause (someone) to leave or run away
  • The rebels were put to flight by the advancing army.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : 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

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

flight play
  1. : an act or instance of passing through the air by the use of wings

  2. : the ability to fly

  3. : a passing through the air or through space outside the earth's atmosphere

  1. : flush

  2. : to rise, settle, or fly in a flock

  1. : an act or instance of running away


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