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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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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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Only DreamWorks' ``Chicken Run'' managed to find success, flying the coop with $106.
They were flying the coop, so to speak, at five weeks.
A school pet reared by pupils from an egg has left its keepers devastated by flying the coop as soon as he grew his feathers.
As 1996 ended Vachon spoke to The Advocate about the state of gay and lesbian filmmaking before flying the coop for London, where she's now in production on Haynes's Velvet Goldmine.
I'm told I first tried to leave home when I was four years old, once packing a case and moving into the empty house next door when I was seven, and finally flying the coop for good when I was 16.
A Good Soak - Give flower and vegetable gardens a good final soak before flying the coop.