put to flight

Cause to flee, scatter in flight.

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  • put to flight — To make flee • • • Main Entry: ↑flight * * * 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. • • • Main Entry: ↑flight …   Useful english dictionary

  • put to flight — index repel (drive back), repulse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • put to flight — aflieman …   English to the Old English

  • put to flight — idi to force to flee or run away; rout …   From formal English to slang

  • To put to flight — Flight Flight (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle[ o]n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flight — (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle[ o]n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See {Flee}, {Fly}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flight feathers — Flight Flight (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle[ o]n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • put somebody to flight — put sb to ˈflight idiom (old fashioned) to force sb to run away • The enemy was quickly put to flight. Main entry: ↑flightidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • flight — flight1 [flīt] n. [ME fliht < OE flyht (akin to OS fluht, Du vlucht) < base of fleogan, FLY1] 1. the act, manner, or power of flying or moving through space 2. the distance covered or that can be covered at one time by an airplane, bird,… …   English World dictionary

  • put to rout — put to flight; defeat utterly I once put a gang to rout …   Useful english dictionary

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