take flight

Definition of take flight

  1. 1 :  to leave or run away from danger Fearing arrest, they took flight and hid in the mountains.

  2. 2 US :  to begin flying The bird took flight when we tried to approach it.

  3. 3 US :  to begin a period of rapid activity, development, or growth The idea really took flight and soon it seemed everyone was copying it.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  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 trip made at another's expense

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