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fly

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1 to move through the air with or as if with outstretched wings
  • The Wright brothers realized mankind's age-old wish to fly.
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2 to get free from a dangerous or confining situation
  • You must fly to safety immediately.
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break free

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3 to proceed or move quickly
  • Jim flew down the concourse to catch his flight.
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beat it, get a move on, make tracks, shake a leg, step on it

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4 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
  • I approached cautiously, ready to fly if necessary.
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beat a retreat, beat it, make tracks, turn tail

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5 to cease to be visible
  • The morning mist had flown, and a sparkling sea lay before us.
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drop out of sight

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6 to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval
  • The familiar "Because I said so!" is a reason that won't fly with most teenagers.
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hold water, pass muster


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