n.飞行,逃走,飞跃,飞机的航程,班机,追逐,楼梯的一段,射程 vi.成群飞行,迁徙 vt.射击(飞禽),使惊飞
动词过去式:flighted 过去分词:flighted 现在分词:flighting 第三人称单数:flights
-t 表示抽象名称的词尾 变化型 -th
(a) action or process of flying through the air; ability to fly 飞行; 飞翔; 飞行的能力
*the age of supersonic flight 超音速飞行的时代
* The bird had been shot down in flight, ie while flying. 这只鸟是在飞行中打下来的.
(b) movement or path of a thing through the air （物体在空中的）飞行或路线
*the flight of an arrow, a dart, a missile, etc 箭、标枪、导弹等的飞行.
(a) journey made by air, esp in an aircraft on a particular route 空中的航行; （尤指飞机等的）航班
*a smooth, comfortable, bumpy, etc flight 平稳的、舒服的、颠簸的空中航行
* All flights have been cancelled because of fog. 因为有雾所有航班都已取消.
(b) aircraft making such a journey 班机
*We travelled aboard the same flight. 我们搭乘同一班机.
* Flight number BA
4793 will arrive in London at 16.50. 英国航空公司4793号班机于16时50分抵达伦敦.
3 [U, C] passage or journey through space 航天飞行; 宇宙飞行
*the history of manned space flight 载人航天史.
4 [C] group of aeroplanes working as a unit 飞行队
*an aircraft of the Queen's flight 女王专用机队的一架飞机.
5 [C] ~ (of sth) number of birds, insects, etc flying together or of arrows released together （鸟、昆虫等的）群飞; （箭的）齐发
*a flight of geese 一队飞雁
* a flight of arrows 齐发的箭.
6 [C] series of stairs between two floors or landings 一段楼梯或阶梯
*There was no lift and we had to climb six flights of stairs. 没有电梯, 我们得爬六段楼梯.
7 [U] swift passage, esp of time 飞逝（尤指时间）.
8 [C] ~ of sth instance of sth very imaginative but usu not practical （想像力的）奔放
*wild flights of imagination 想像联翩.
9 (idm 习语) a flight of `fancy unrealistic idea, etc that exists only in sb's mind 悬想; 异想天开
*Her latest flight of fancy is to go camping in the Sahara desert! 她最近心血来潮想到撒哈拉沙漠去野营! in the first/top flight taking a leading place; excellent of his/its kind 占先; 名列前茅; 同行[同类]中的优秀者
*She's in the top flight of journalists. 她是出类拔萃的新闻工作者.
v [Tn] (in cricket) give (the ball) a certain path through the air when bowling so as to deceive the batsman （板球中）使（球）沿某路线飞行（以迷惑击球员）
*a well-flighted delivery 漂亮的投球.
1 [C, U] act or instance of fleeing or running away 逃; 逃避; 逃跑
*Many soldiers fell wounded in their flight from the defeat. 许多士兵在溃逃中受伤.
* (fig 比喻) the flight of capital, ie the sending of money out of a country during a financial crisis 资金外流（在财政危机时将资金转到国外）.
2 (idm 习语) put sb to `flight force sb to flee 迫使某人逃走
*The enemy was put to flight by the advancing army. 部队向前进, 赶跑了敌人. take (to) `flight flee; run away 逃走; 逃跑
*The gang took (to) flight when they heard the police car. 那伙歹徒听到警车声便逃跑了.
1【travel】2【flying】3【movement through air】4【stairs】5【escape】6 flight of fancy/imagination/fantasy7【birds】
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a journey in a plane or space vehicle, or the plane or vehicle that is making the journey He immediately booked a flight to Toulouse. Bernstein caught the first flight out of Washington. We need to hurry or we'll miss our flight . All flights out of Chicago were cancelled . Many people have trouble sleeping after a long flight . a short flight in a hot air balloon Soon smoking will be banned on all domestic flights . The number of international flights fell last year. British Airways offers non-stop flights from London to Tehran. We only had 20 minutes to make our connecting flight .【FLYING】[U]
when something flies through the airin flight pelicans in flight In 1968, the first supersonic airliner took flight (=began flying) .【MOVEMENT THROUGH AIR】[U]
an object's or bird's movement through the air During its flight, the weapon twists and turns.【STAIRS】[C]
a set of stairs between one floor and the next Bert lives two flights down from here.a flight of stairs/steps She fell down a whole flight of stairs.【ESCAPE】[U]
when you leave a place in order to try and escape from a person or a dangerous situationflight from Donald Wood's hasty flight from South Africa early in 1978take flightalsotake to flightBrE When the alarm sounded, the whole gang took flight.put sb to flight
(=make someone run away especially by fighting or threatening them) flight of fancy/imagination/fantasy
thoughts, ideas etc that are full of imagination but that are not practical or sensible【BIRDS】[C]
a group of birds all flying togetherflight of a flight of swallows
COLLOCATES for sense 1book a flightcatch a flight
(=get on a plane to go somewhere) miss a flight
(=arrive too late to get on a plane) cancel a flighta long/short flighta domestic flight
(=to another place in the same country) an international flight
(=to another country) a non-stop/direct flighta connecting flight
(=a flight to continue a journey, after a previous flight)
1. Will you venture a flight in an air plane? 你敢坐飞机飞行吗？
2. While we were waiting to land, a flight attendant told us to keep calm and to get off the plane quietly as soon as it had touched down. 在我们等待降落时，一位空中乘务员告诉我们要保持镇静，待飞机一着陆，就马上不声不响地离开飞机。
3. The bird extended its wings in flight. 那鸟展翅飞翔.
4. The swallow is swift in flight. 燕子飞得很快。
5. The animals were put to flight by the sight and sound of the hunters. 野兽一看到猎人或一听到他们的声音就逃跑。
6. The site is within a two-hour flight of 320 million Europeans. 这一地址距3亿2,000万欧洲人不超过两小时飞行距离。
7. No authorization for the flight had been given by the authorities in Washington. 华盛顿当局未曾批准过这样一次飞行。
8. No two sorts of birds practise quite the same sort of flight; the varieties are infinite; 没有两种鸟的飞行方式完全相同, 其差异是无穷的.
9. No two sorts of birds practise quite the same sort of flight; 没有任何两种鸟的飞行方式是相同的。
10. Kaz's father had been born to a family of some wealth and social position in Hiroshima, and had emigrated to America in the early 1920s in the spirit of adventure, not of need or flight; he never intended to stay. 和子的父亲出生在广岛一个殷实、有一定社会地位的家庭，20世纪20年代初移居美国，不是因为贫穷或者逃亡，而是冒险精神使然。但他从来没打算留在那里。