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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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The red-haired father, known for flying off the handle over his children's relationships, floors 14-year-old Craig when a condom falls out of his pocket.
Now 15, he is every bit the troubled teen, picking fights and flying off the handle at his closest friends.
Brooks later added in a separate interview, "He's too loud, too out there, too flying off the handle.
He's best known for flying off the handle after he discovered other housemates were weeing in the shower.
But with 38-year-old Naomi's history of flying off the handle at folk, you wonder if stormier waters lie ahead for the mystery man.
Violent Darren Corbett smashed his way into a neighbour's house and beat up a guest after flying off the handle over heavy metal music.
Judge Merfyn Hughes QC told him: ``When you were arrested you admitted flying off the handle and abusing Mr Patel but denied you were a racist.
Depression, mood swings and flying off the handle at the slightest thing all make these few days before a period a nightmare for themselves and their families.