fly off the rack

Definition of fly off the rack

  1. :  to be purchased very quickly During the store's sales, the clothes were flying off the rack.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move in or pass through the air with wings

    :  to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space

    :  to float, wave, or soar in the air

  1. :  the action or process of flying :  flight

    :  a device consisting of two or more radial vanes capable of rotating on a spindle to act as a fan or to govern the speed of clockwork or very light machinery

    :  flywheel

  1. :  to hit a fly in baseball

  1. :  any of a large order (Diptera) of winged or rarely wingless insects (such as the housefly, mosquito, or gnat) that have the anterior wings functional, the posterior wings reduced to halteres, and segmented often headless, eyeless, and legless larvae — compare maggot

    :  a large stout-bodied fly

    :  a fishhook dressed (as with feathers or tinsel) to suggest an insect

  1. :  keen, artful

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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  1. :  a wind-driven mass of high often broken clouds

  1. :  to fly or scud in high wind

  1. :  a framework for holding fodder for livestock

    :  an instrument of torture on which a body is stretched

    :  a cause of anguish or pain

  1. :  to torture on the rack

    :  to cause to suffer torture, pain, anguish, or ruin

    :  to stretch or strain violently

  1. :  to draw off (wine) from the lees

  1. :  to go at a rack

  1. :  either of two gaits of a horse:

    :  pace

    :  a fast showy 4-beat gait similar to the pace but in which the feet of the same side do not touch down at the same time

  1. :  the neck and spine of a forequarter of veal, pork, or especially mutton

    :  the rib section of a lamb's forequarters used for chops or as a roast — see lamb illustration

  1. :  destruction


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