Definition of Take flight

1. Verb. Run away quickly. "He threw down his gun and fled"

Definition of Take flight

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To fly; to become aloft, to become airborne; to take off (the ground) ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) to flee ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Flight

take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances
take charge
take command
take control
take courage
take cover
take delight in
take down
take down a peg
take effect
take exception
take exception to
take fire
take five
take flight (current term)
take for
take for a spin
take for granted
take form
take guard
take heart
take heed
take hold
take hold of
take home
take hostage
take ill
take in
take in charge

Literary usage of Take flight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memoirs of Wilhelmine, Margravine of Baireuth by Wilhelmine, Helena Augusta Victoria (1888)
"I knew of this messenger, but I have never learned what the contents of the letters he brought were. lie answered at once that he intended to B take flight ..."

2. Wessex by Clive Holland (1906)
"take flight to the Continent. His route was so devious that for many months after his capture the authorities were unable to trace it. ..."

3. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"The birds skulk through the marsh grass and do not take flight until forced to do so by danger. The nest is usually placed on the ground in a tussock of ..."

4. The Court of France in the Sixteenth Century, 1514-1559 by Catherine Charlotte Jackson (1886)
"—The Fathers take Flight.—The Capture of Metz.—A Perilous Position.—The Castle of Ehrenberg taken.—Flight of the Emperor.—On the Banks of the Rhine. ..."

5. The Birds of Jamaica: Being a History of the Bird, Its Structure, and Habits by Philip Henry Gosse, Alfred Edmund Brehm, Richard Hill (1874)
"... as we will state farther on, compelled by force to take flight at the proper moment. Many birds show their intelligence by the manner in which they take ..."

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