Definition of kite-flying in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkītˌflīiNG/


1The action of flying a kite on a string.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.2 informal The fraudulent writing or using of a check, bill, or receipt.

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Syllabification: kite-fly·ing

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