kite a check (to)

 Write a check without sufficient funds to cover it.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • kite — kite1 kiter, n. kitelike, adj. /kuyt/, n., v., kited, kiting. n. 1. a light frame covered with some thin material, to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string. 2. any of several small birds of the hawk family Accipitridae that have long,… …   Universalium

  • check — I n. order to a bank (BE has cheque) 1) to issue, make out, write out a check to 2) to draw a check against one s account; to draw a check on a bank 3) to cash; clear; deposit; present a check 4) to cover a check (by making a deposit) 5) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Check kiting — is the illegal act of taking advantage of the float to make use of non existent funds in a checking or other bank account; it is a form of check fraud. It is commonly defined as intentionally writing a check for a value greater than the account… …   Wikipedia

  • kite — v. To write fraudulent checks; to write checks on an account with insufficient funds in the hopes that funds sufficient to cover the check will be deposited before the check is presented to the bank for payment. n. kiting, check kiting See also… …   Law dictionary

  • Kite — (k[imac]t), n. [OE. kyte, AS. c[=y]ta; cf. W. cud, cut.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily {Milvin[ae]}, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kite falcon — Kite Kite (k[imac]t), n. [OE. kyte, AS. c[=y]ta; cf. W. cud, cut.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily {Milvin[ae]}, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kite — [kīt] n. [ME < OE cyta, akin to MLowG kuten, to gossip < IE echoic base * gou , to scream > Gr goan, to moan] 1. any of various accipitrine birds with long, pointed wings and, usually, a forked tail: they prey esp. on insects, reptiles,… …   English World dictionary

  • check kiting — n. A scam in which an individual deposits worthless checks in different banks and uses his or her good credit to withdraw funds before the checks clear, attempting to deposit the money into the account on which the check is drawn before the… …   Law dictionary

  • Kite (disambiguation) — The word kite may refer to:* Kite, a light, man made object designed to be supported by the wind * Kite (bird), one of many species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae * Kite (inmate communication), a note or message between inmates or… …   Wikipedia

  • kite — ▪ I. kite kite 1 [kaɪt] noun fly a kite to make a suggestion, often an unusual one, to find out what people think of it: • He used his speech to fly a policy kite.   [m0] ▪ II. kite kite 2 verb [intransitive, transitive] …   Financial and business terms

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