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Synonyms for fly

take wing

jet

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  • jet
  • travel by plane
  • go by air
  • travel in an aircraft

airlift

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  • airlift
  • send by plane
  • take by plane
  • take in an aircraft

flutter

pass swiftly

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leave

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fly at someone

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let fly

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fly in the ointment

cunning

Synonyms for fly

to move through the air with or as if with wings

to move or cause to move about while being fixed at one edge

to pass quickly and lightly through the air

to break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation

to react explosively or suddenly

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Synonyms for fly

flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent

an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth

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fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect

travel through the air

move quickly or suddenly

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transport by aeroplane

cause to fly or float

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be dispersed or disseminated

change quickly from one emotional state to another

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travel in an airplane

display in the air or cause to float

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travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft

hit a fly

decrease rapidly and disappear

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South Africa, then in the throes of apartheid, was largely isolated from the outside world and these visits gave Brian the rare opportunity to meet leading dipterists of the day.
He was a German dipterist, whose contribution to the study of Conopidae, especially the Afrotropical species, was considerable.
Stuckenberg, former Director of the Natal Museum, and pre-eminent dipterist, whose rich collections of Malagasy Diptera greatly enriched the Natal Museum Diptera collection.
While "The Secret Life of Flies" is full of engaging stories and tongue-in-check descriptions, but the science is rigorous, authoritative and will be enjoyed by dipterists, lepidopterists, insect enthusiasts, naturalists, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject.
Thanks also go to dipterists Gary Steck at the Florida State Collection of Arthropods, in Gainesville, Florida, and Harold Robinson at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, in Washington, District of Columbia, for authoritative consultation and identifications, and to Jeffery Lotz, Information Specialist III, at the Division of Plant Industry, in Gainesville, Florida, for photography.
which proved later to be of great interest to dipterists.