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fly

verb

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  1. 1 to move through the air with or as if with outstretched wings the Wright brothers realized mankind's age-old wish to fly Synonyms of fly aviate, glide, plane, soar, wing Words Related to fly drift, float, hang, hover, waft; coast, cruise, sail, sweep; dart, flit, flutter; catapult, helicopter, jet, orbit, rocket; dive, stoop

  2. 2 to get free from a dangerous or confining situation you must fly to safety immediately Synonyms of fly abscond, break out (of), clear out, flee, escape, get out, lam, run away, run offWords Related to fly avoid, elude, evade, lose, shun; decamp, depart, elope, exit, go, leave, move, pull out, quit, sally (forth), shove (off), take off, walk out; disentangle, extricate; bring off, emancipate, enfranchise, free, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, redeem, release, rescue, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterNear Antonyms of fly abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry; come back, return

  3. 3 to proceed or move quickly flew down the concourse to catch his flight Synonyms of fly barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, hurry, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to fly beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of fly dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of fly crawl, creep, poke

  4. 4 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening no one in the movies ever thinks to fly from the ax murderer and immediately call the police Synonyms of fly bolt, break, bug out, flee, run, hightail (it), retreat, run away, run off, skedaddleWords Related to fly abscond, clear out, decamp, elope, escape, get (away), get out, lam, light out, make off, mizzle [chiefly British], scarper [British], scat, scram, skip (out), skirrNear Antonyms of fly beard, brave, confront, dare, defy, face; abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry

  5. 5 to cease to be visible the morning mist had flown, and a sparkling sea lay before us Synonyms of fly dematerialize, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, flee, disappear, go (away), melt, sink, vanishWords Related to fly blank (out), clear, die (away or down or out), disperse, dissipate, dissolve, dry up; blur, dimNear Antonyms of fly arrive, break out, come out, emerge, issue, loom, show upAntonyms of fly appear, materialize

  6. 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 Synonyms of fly wash, hold up, pass, stand upWords Related to fly get through, go down, go over, go through, play, take, work


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