put to flight


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

put to flight

Cause to run away, as in The bombs put the civilians to flight. [Mid-1800s]
See also: flight, put
References in periodicals archive ?
The English were put to flight and on August 30 the Scots occupied Newcastle, and also Northumberland and Durham.
Many of the fox/cat conflicts that I have seen resulted in the fox easily being put to flight and only rarely would the two animals engage in any serious conflict.
In power for 23 years now, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso never dreamt of being put to flight by his own praetorian guard.
Dubai Any hopes of a re-match between Rewilding and So You Think have been put to flight with the stars of Wednesday's thrilling Prince of Wales's Stakes unlikely to meet in the near future.
THE Swans were put to flight as the Sports Argus Charity Darts team enjoyed a winning return to West Bromwich WMC.
If every Hero could be returned whole, with all their lives ahead, To loved ones, young and old and Masters of War put to flight.
Ed Sturton reporting from Sderot didn't explain how the land on which Sderot stands was once a Palestinian village called Najd, whose residents were ethnically cleansed and put to flight by Jewish terrorists in May 1948.
Our spirits moved by the evils that exist in the world, the conflicts of interest, the duplicity, the silence of right reason, the arms race and the possession of destructive weapons, we ask the Child of Bethlehem, thinking of all homeless children left to themselves in the alleys of refugee camps, for the sun of justice, love and life to rise over our land and put to flight the specter of death and destruction.
The people who were put to flight at the time I made those remarks were substituted by other people who are equally vicious and just as dangerous.
Previously I had entertained visions of massed hordes of unspecified enemies being put to flight by the sight of me armed with some sort of bazooka and a bag of King Edwards.