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fly1

fly1

pronunciation:
flaI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
fly off the handle
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part of speech: verb
inflections: flies, flying, flew, flown
definition 1: to move through the air by means of wings.
The birds flew over the house.
 
synonyms:
wing
similar words:
coast, flap, flit, float, flutter, hover, sail, skim, soar, swoop
definition 2: to travel in or pilot an aircraft.
They will fly to Tokyo next week.
similar words:
cruise, hop, jet, travel
definition 3: to pass by or move quickly.
She flew from the room when she heard her mother calling.
synonyms:
bolt, dart, dash, hurry, run, rush, scurry, shoot, speed, tear, whip
antonyms:
drag
similar words:
hasten, hustle, race, spring, whisk
definition 4: to wave or float in the air.
The flag flew from the top of the pole.
synonyms:
flutter, wave
similar words:
flap, flicker, float, hover
definition 5: to hit a baseball or softball in the air. (This is the only meaning of "fly" for which "flied" is the correct past tense.)
He flied to center field.
similar words:
pop
definition 6: to cause to wave or float in the air.
They were flying a kite.
similar words:
flap, float, flutter, wave
phrase: fly off the handle
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: flies
definition 1: a strip of material along the edge of a piece of clothing that hides buttons or a zipper. Flies are usually found on the front of pants.
definition 2: a batted baseball or softball that rises high in the air; fly ball.
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