Definition of kite-flying in English:


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[mass noun]
  • 1The action of flying a kite on a string.
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    • Hundreds flock to the beach for picnics, kite-flying and watersports, including windsurfers who take full advantage of a brisk prevailing wind.
    • Soccer was an early passion, followed by badminton, kite-flying and cricket.
    • Although hardly an extreme sport, kite-flying can have its moments.
  • 1.1The action of trying something out to test public opinion.
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    • The Home Secretary's briefings may be kite-flying and he may go for voluntary ID cards.
    • To say things about the death penalty now amounts to kite-flying.
    • A lot of kite-flying is going on about these transfers.
  • 2 informal The fraudulent writing or using of a cheque, bill, or receipt.

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