take flight

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take flight

1 : to leave or run away from danger
  • Fearing arrest, they took flight and hid in the mountains.
2 US : to begin flying
  • The bird took flight when we tried to approach it.
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

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

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

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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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