fley

verb
\ ˈflā How to pronounce fley (audio) \
fleyed; fleying; fleys

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First Known Use of fley

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fley

Middle English flayen, from Old English āflēgan, from ā-, perfective prefix + -flēgan to put to flight

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“Fley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fley. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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