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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 ?
In the Archer household in Eaglescliffe, it's much more likely to be 14-year-old Sam who flies off the handle than his sister Amy, 15.
Ian Speed, defending, said Treacy had problems with authority, but does not know why he flies off the handle.
My pal goes from one disaster to another but if I offer advice she flies off the handle.
As usual, she flies off the handle completely and tells him there's no chance she'll marry him now, but after visiting Owen herself, soon changes her tune.
When she knocks him back, he flies off the handle and insults Katie - who fires him.