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kite

kite

pronunciation:
kaIt
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a toy consisting of a light frame covered with paper, plastic, or cloth to be flown in the air at the end of a long string.
 
definition 2: any of various hawklike birds that often have pointed wings and forked tails.
definition 3: a check fraudulently drawn against insufficient funds in order to maintain credit or raise money.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: kited, kites, kiting
definition: to get money or maintain credit by using a kite.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to use (a kite) in order to raise money or maintain credit.
derivation: kiter (n.)
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