kite
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cȳta; akin to Middle High German kūze owl Date: before 12th century 1. any of various usually small hawks (family Accipitridae) with long narrow wings and often a notched or forked tail 2. a person who preys on others 3. a light frame covered with paper, cloth, or plastic, often provided with a stabilizing tail, and designed to be flown in the air at the end of a long string 4. a check drawn against uncollected funds in a bank account or fraudulently raised before cashing 5. a light sail used in a light breeze usually in addition to the regular working sails; especially spinnakerkitelike adjective II. verb (kited; kiting) Date: 1839 transitive verb 1. to use (a bad check) to get credit or money 2. to cause to soar <
kited the prices they charged wealthy clients
>
intransitive verb 1. a. to go in a rapid, carefree, or flighty manner b. to rise rapidly ; soar <
the prices of necessities continue to kite
>
2. to get money or credit by a kite • kiter noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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