- 1 (toy) cometa (feminine) or (in River Plate area also/en Río de la Plata también) barrilete (masculine) or (AmC, Cu, Méx) papalote (masculine) or (Venezuela) papagayo (masculine) or (Chile) volantín (masculine) go fly a kite! (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] ¡vete a freír espárragos! [colloquial/familiar] to be as high as a kite [colloquial/familiar] estar* totalmente colocado or volado [colloquial/familiar], estar* hasta atrás (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] to fly a kite (test reaction) tantear el terreno (lit) hacer* volar una cometa, volar* un papalote (AmC, Cu, Méx) or (Venezuela) un papagayo, encumbrar una cometa (Colombia) or (Chile) un volantín, remontar un barrilete (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)More example sentences
- Despite one close call when it dropped so far that the line briefly got caught in the branches of a tree, I kept the kite airborne for the best part of half an hour.
- Alex said that when he was about six, he remembers hiking to the top of a mountain with his grandparents and flying kites with his grandfather.
- Small children ran about with kites or pet dogs, their nannies close behind.
- 2 (bird) milano (masculine)More example sentences
- Initially, they could not figure out if the bird was a kite or an eagle.
- He claims the kites interact with pheasants without any problems, and many gamekeepers in the area are supportive of the birds.
- Proponents claimed that the improved stork habitat would benefit the kites as well, which also frequented that area.
- (American English/inglés norteamericano) to kite a check presentar un cheque sin fondosMore example sentences
- Prosecutors haven't revealed how he was tracked down, but as part of the plea deal they agreed not to prosecute the former fed for kiting checks through his Bank of America account while a fugitive.
- When the inter-bank settlement system temporarily fails to clear transactions banks are effectively ‘bouncing or kiting checks’ to each other.
- He was up to his ears in debt - always kiting checks before payday.