let fly

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Synonyms for let fly

fire as from a gun

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He laid the notch of the arrow on the oxhide bowstring, and drew both notch and string to his breast till the arrow-head was near the bow; then when the bow was arched into a half-circle he let fly, and the bow twanged, and the string sang as the arrow flew gladly on over the heads of the throng.
Dane Massey let fly with a half-volley that keeper Ciaran Gallagher did brilliantly to push away but the ball cannoned off the face of Benson and flew into the net.
The rest of the half belonged to the home side with Omari Sterling-James having an effort blocked before Eddie Jones let fly with a powerful 25-yard drive that Dover keeer Mitchell Walker scooped over the bar.
Kate let fly a huge bottle of champagne against the hull of the vessel Royal Princess, without a hitch.
At the other end, the lively David Brown let fly from the edge of the box to force a good diving save form Casson and the Harraby goalkeeper was quickly off his line to block with his legs as Jamie Patterson broke dangerously, with Brown unlucky as he lifted the loose ball over the bar as it broke.
David Grof's heroics in goal after a string of saves seemed to have been enough for Walsall, but with the last kick of the game, Noble let fly from 25 yards.
Yeovil almost took the lead early on when Gavin massey let fly from the edge of the box, but his shot hit the crossbar.
Vale nearly doubled their lead when Craig Cowie let fly from 30 yards but United keeper Ross Bremner made an excellent save.
The double-decker was on Leeds Road, near the Yorkshire Rose pub, when a youth ran into the road in front of the bus and let fly.
After an even opening, Sphinx were awarded a 40th-minute free-kick some 22 yards out and Stevenson let fly with a ferocious shot that gave visiting keeper Karl Lewis no chance.
When Ticciati let fly, the excitement was there to be felt and there's nothing quite like a large Strauss orchestra letting fly fortissimo.
1 : to let fly or cause to be driven forward with force <He shot an arrow into the air.
The Bluebirds' manager let fly in the away dressing room after the 1-0 defeat and virtually every word could be heard in the media suite next door.
And when his team mates failed to create any movement in the box, he let fly into the top right hand corner.
As he moved in behind her, I drew back and let fly.