- 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (of bird, aircraft) vuelo (m); (of ball, projectile) trayectoria (f) the history of flight la historia de la aviación or de la navegación aérea in flight en vuelo, volando the speaker was in full flight when … el orador estaba en pleno discurso cuando … (before noun/delante del nombre) flight feather (of wing) pluma (f) remera (of tail) pluma (f) timoneraMore example sentences1.2 countable/numerable (air journey) vuelo (masculine) we had a good/bad flight tuvimos un buen/mal vuelo Flight YZ321 to/from Paris el vuelo YZ321 con destino a/procedente de París (before noun/delante del nombre) flight path ruta (feminine) flight plan plan (masculine) de vuelo flight recorder caja (feminine) negra flight simulator simulador (masculine) de vuelo
More example sentences1.3 countable/numerable (mental) it was just a flight of fancy no fue más que una fantasía
- We were being processed for flight by a talking orange.
- But in every generation, it seems, they try, remembering not the fall, but the heady lift of flight, the eagle soaring by.
- I crouched, sniffing and listening, every muscle poised for flight.
- Those travelling on scheduled flights should contact their airline.
- Rutan said the spacecraft would be safer than early commercial airline travel, and flights would not be limited to the young and superfit.
- The deals include return flights with Continental Airlines from Gatwick and a stay at the famous Golden Nugget hotel.
- 2 countable/numerable (group — of birds) bandada (f); (— of aircraft) escuadrilla (f) he is in the top flight of physicists está entre los físicos más destacados or prominentesMore example sentences
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- This is a region dotted with Chotts, lakes and salt marshes that expand and subtract with the seasons, attracting vast flights of birds as well as herds.
- A flight of birds flew up through the sky, frightened of whoever was there.
- Some of these dances represented the caribou hunt; others might portray a flight of birds or a battle with the weather.
- Though each side had fewer aircraft and smaller flights, the combat was just as deadly.
- Fortunately the second aircraft in the flight missed the wires completely, possibly by flying under them.
- Whenever the weather cooperated, FAS sent flights of aircraft to hit the British task force.
- 3 countable/numerable (of stairs) tramo (masculine)More example sentences
- They made their way up to the fourth floor via a creaky flight of steps.
- She walked around the ground level looking for the flight of stairs that led to the second floor.
- Muketsu, the first in Chizome's line, climbed the short flight of stairs and stepped to the front of the altar.
- 4 uncountable/no numerable 4.1 (act of fleeing) huida (feminine) to put sb to flight poner* a algn en fuga, hacer* huir a algn to take flight darse* a la fuga 4.2 [Finance/Finanzas] fuga (feminine) the flight of capital abroad la fuga de capitales al extranjeroMore example sentences
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- No investor flight has happened yet, but hot money can leave the region as fast as it roars in.
- They signal capital flight by Western investors, I have not yet noticed, but then, I cannot keep an eye on everything.
- Here the response to currency devaluation and capital flight would be to impose further cuts on social policies and further constraints on the poor.
- Among the wildlife in headlong flight is a scorpion.
- The twenty-eight year old poet was theoretically en route from Milan; in reality he was in flight from an England which was still agog at rumours of his lunatic behaviour.
- True historical breakthroughs, in which the defender is shocked into inaction or headlong flight, are almost impossible to achieve.
- 5 (on dart, arrow) aleta (f), pluma (f)More example sentences
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- The skip pass completed, every defensive player moved with player movement and flight of the ball as dictated by the rules.
- This basically means that there are no unnecessary moving parts in Tiger's swing, which has allowed him to control the trajectory of his ball flight better.
- The releasing or rolling of the club head through impact ensures greater power and the ability to control the ball flight.
- The standard clock-face became established in the late 19th century, and paper flights to fit the darts were patented in 1898.
- Believe it or not, you can buy flights for darts that come complete with the smell of stale beer.
- In fact it suggests to us nothing less than a set of plastic dart flights.
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