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flying

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

2 moving, proceeding, or acting with great speed
  • that car was flying as it careened down the streets

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flying

noun

Synonyms of flying (Entry 2 of 3)

travel through the air by the use of wings
  • had never had the slightest fear of flying

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flying

verb
present participle of fly

Synonyms & Antonyms of flying (Entry 3 of 3)

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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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

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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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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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The first known use of flying was before the 12th century

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“Flying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flying. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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