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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 ?
The other wild hen flew the coop and is now living under the hen house, behind some boards that prevent Mr.
Because those sassy Stateside singletons recognised that when they flew the coop and landed in the big bad city, there was no mam or dad to make it all better.
He has been the agency's acting commissioner since Crawford flew the coop, and he's a respected surgeon who headed the National Cancer Institute for four years.
Not so very long ago they adored him when he managed their team but that was before he flew the coop to north Lanarkshire, taking a few key players with him.
IF CRIME IN Gotham City - renamed New Gotham - ever got so bad that even Batman flew the coop, who would you send in to wash the scum off those mean streets?
When Lara was injured and unable to play in last year's crucial final four-day game against Kent, he flew the coop within 48 hours, even though he did not fly home to Trinidad until after the match was over.
A SUNSHINE hen party had its wings clipped - when the chief bridesmaid flew the coop taking the pounds 3,000 holiday fund.
AN armed robber flew the coop after holding up a bank in Columbus, Ohio.