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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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Some 62 per cent of the under-25s questioned admitted that they missed home when they first left, compared to 55 per cent of over-45s asked the same question about when they flew the coop.
Mr Blair knew his time was up, flew the coop, went on to make millions and once again we have a Tory at No 10.
The distinctive bird with a 6ft wing span flew the coop in the morning, sparking a police warning.
He didn't have a name before he left but we've decided to call him Mo after Mo Johnston - someone who flew the coop and ended up in the States.
there you got the point Saw only flies and flew the coop On Sacco &
ACTON -- An emu can run up to 30 mph, something an Acton family found out the hard way when one of the two exotic birds they recently purchased flew the coop.