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ラッセル英単語・熟語


put 〜 to flight / take to flight[〜を敗走せしめる/敗走する]
In England, those who introduced scientific methods in agriculture obtained visibly larger crops than those who adhered to old-time methods, while in manufactures steam and machinery put the conservatives to flight.
[イギリスにおいては,農業に科学的方法を導入した人々は,古いやり方を固執する人たちと比べてあきらかには大きい収穫を得た。一方,工場でも,蒸気と機械は保守主義者たちを敗走させた。
 出典:ラッセル『社会改造の原理』第1章「成長原理」]

The Germans were put to flight (= The Germans took to flight.
[ドイツ軍は敗走した。
 出典:『試験にでる英熟語』p.79]

Our army will quickly put the enemy to flight (= make them run away). / When the police arrived the thieves took (to) flight.
[ 出典: Longman Dictionary of Contemporay English, new ed.]