take flight

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

take flight

  1. (idiomatic) To fly; to become aloft, to become airborne; to take off (the ground)
    Though the bird is still young, in a day or two it will spread its wing and take flight for the first time.
  2. (idiomatic) to flee
    The criminals took flight as soon as they heard the sirens.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to flee): fly