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Topic: TOYS

Language: Old English
Origin: cyta

kite

1 noun
     
kite1 [countable]
1DHT a light frame covered in coloured paper or plastic that you let fly in the air on the end of one or two long strings
2HBB a type of hawk (=bird that eats small animals)
3 American English informal an illegal cheque
4

fly a kite

to make a suggestion to see what people will think of it

➔ go fly a kite

at fly1 (24)

; ➔ high as a kite

at high1 (24)
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