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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 ?
Mr Simpson said that this summer had seen more than 50 chicks flying the nest in the White Rose county from his base at the Harewood Estate, near Leeds.
His dad Andrew and mum Mary are delighted with his success but also coming to terms with the fact that their eldest child will soon be flying the nest.
THE phrase flying the nest has great meaning to one homeowner who is giving readers a bird's-eye view of his home.
Mark Ryder, head of Warwickshire trading standards, said it would prove useful for students flying the nest for the first time.
In fact, because of often exorbitant house prices, student debt and low wages, more and more young people are being forced to stay put with their parents, and have little hope of flying the nest.