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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

References in periodicals archive ?
Inside the court, he flew off the handle when remanded in custody, accusing JPs of racism.
One witness told us: "Hugh just flew off the handle.
CARPENTER Derek Handy flew off the handle when he was barred from taking a woman to his hotel room.
He flew off the handle as girlfriend Valerie Linehan teased him and, a court heard yesterday, stabbed her to death in a fit of rage.
According to sources, the tragedy struck after a frustrated Wali flew off the handle during a domestic spat and opened fire on the women killing four and wounding two more.
Frenchman Laurent Usson, 45, flew off the handle when Marek Daman failed to come up to his exacting standards at the four-star Duisdale House Hotel kitchen on the Isle of Skye.
It is believed that one member of staff was struck in the face with a hammer head after it came loose and flew off the handle during the incident.
Mr Mitchell admitted last night he flew off the handle and had been abusive.