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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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A female fruit fly fights like a guy and a male fly fights like a girl after researchers switch forms of one gene, according to fly-fight specialists.
The pilots are allowed to fly a maximum of eight hours a day -- and work a total of no more than 12 hours.
This new product represented a significant paradigm shift for horse owners dealing with fly infestations" says Dan Kramer, the former senior equine market manager for Pfizer.
Neither of the mutant DJ-1 fly strains will probably make an ideal model for PD, according to Moore, became the flies don't suffer from the neurodegeneration seen in humans with DJ-1 mutations.
With the FLY pentop computer, we started with paper and ended up with a computer.
I share with you the excitement of being able to fly combat missions in Afghanistan and Iraq with these UAVs from Nellis, which is exactly what we're doing--from Nellis and Indian Springs.
After species or genus was determined, each fly was transferred with a pair of tweezers to live storage in a sterile plastic tube with 1 mL of saline.
Whether you fly it yourself or hire a professional to do the piloting, helicopters can be tremendous timesavers.
Narrator C: In 1919, Raymond Orteig, a New York hotel owner, offered $25,000 to the first person who could fly nonstop from New York to Paris, France.
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But the fly is attached to the tippet, which is attached to the leader, which is attached to the line, which is attached to the backing, which is wound around the reel, which is firmly bound to the rod.
Nobody wants to think of the possibilities: two or three players going after a pop fly and then allowing the ball to drop to the ground.
Fly ash, a silica and alumina residue collected from the chimneys of coal-fired power plants and incinerators, is both a waste product and a promising low-cost filler for plastics.
The lithe Englishman, who is based in New Jersey, also works with the Young Eagles program that provides opportunities around the country for children eight to eighteen to restore and work on planes as well as fly them.