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fly1

 
pronunciation:
flaI
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
fly in the face of, fly off the handle
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: flies, flying, flew, flown
definition 1: to move through the air by means of wings.
 
synonyms:
wing
similar words:
coast, flap, flit, float, flutter, hover, sail, skim, soar, swoop
definition 2: to travel in or pilot an aircraft.
similar words:
cruise, hop, jet, travel
definition 3: to shoot through the air, propelled by an initial, forceful ejection.
The rock flew through the air.
synonyms:
rocket
similar words:
sail, shoot, soar, zoom
definition 4: to pass by or move quickly.
She flew through the room in a rush.
synonyms:
bolt, dart, dash, hurry, run, rush, scurry, shoot, speed, tear, whip
antonyms:
drag
similar words:
chase, clip, fleet, hasten, hotfoot it, hustle, post, race, spin, spring, whisk
definition 5: to wave or float in the air, as a banner or kite.
The flag flew at the top of the pole.
synonyms:
flutter, hang, wave
similar words:
flap, flicker, float, hover
definition 6: in baseball, to hit a ball in the air.
He flied to center field.
similar words:
loft, pop
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to operate (an aircraft).
synonyms:
pilot
similar words:
cruise, maneuver, operate, steer
definition 2: to cause to wave or float in the air.
They were flying a kite.
similar words:
flap, float, flutter, wave
definition 3: to carry (something or someone) in an airplane.
synonyms:
wing
similar words:
airmail, carry, convey, express, freight, ship, transport
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phrase: fly in the face of
phrase: fly off the handle
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: flies
definition 1: a strip of material along the edge of a garment that conceals buttons or a zipper, usu. on men's trousers.
definition 2: see fly ball.
definition 3: a cloth extension that covers the open end of a tent.
similar words:
flap
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