One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cause someone to be knocked violently off balance or to the ground.‘the recoil of the gun sent him flying’
- ‘We'd gone a little way, and I was looking out for a good place to stop when, with no warning at all, the bike took a sharp twist sideways sending us flying to the ground.’
- ‘The jolt from the direct hit sent him flying out of his seat and across the cockpit.’
- ‘After a while of walking I hit something that sent me flying to the ground.’
- ‘It knocked him back, sending him flying into the corner of the table.’
- ‘What if the car knocked him full off the bike and sent him flying?’
- ‘He fought with her for the gun and sent her flying into a bedpost where she was knocked out.’
- ‘Michael again easily avoided the blow and gave a sharp tug on the arm sending James flying to the ground.’
- ‘With a swipe of his arm that contained more power than I thought possible he knocked me back and sent me flying into the crowd behind me.’
- ‘A Crimestoppers appeal in the Evening Press trapped the thief who snatched a 74-year-old man's savings and sent him flying to the ground.’
- ‘It sent her flying to the ground and almost knocked her unconscious.’
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