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Past tense for to move or glide through the air
“Get a county road map, and spend as much time as you can driving the backroads, watching where ducks fly.”
Past tense for to be transported in an aircraft
“She commissioned the state helicopter to fly her home when she learned that her baby had a medical emergency.”
Past tense for to move through the air in an aircraft
“Planes burn less fuel at higher altitudes, so pilots often fly at higher altitudes on long flights.”
(informal) Past tense for to move or depart hastily
“It is nigh time to fly. See you all tomorrow!”
(archaic) Past tense for to flee or run away (from)
“Though they fly from me, it is me they seek.”
(archaic) Past tense for to escape from or leave (a given location or place) in haste
“The fortunes of Godwin experienced a change, and Robert was compelled to fly the country.”
Past tense for to wave or flutter in the wind
“Her hair would fly behind her as she ran after him.”
(of time, usually "fly by") Past tense for to pass swiftly
“How the long winter nights must fly by at Chez Blaine.”
Past tense for to be able to stand up to scrutiny
“Giorgio's claims about ancient aliens are not going to fly with folks who are even half-rational.”
Past tense for to control the flight of (an aircraft)
“The autopilot can fly an airplane once in the air, and land it, but it cannot be used during takeoff.”
(with reference to a flag) Past tense for to display or be displayed on a flagpole
“Outsiders could not understand why the independent state would fly the flag of another country.”
Past tense for to vanish or disappear, especially gradually
“The early mist had flown, and the sparkling ocean lay spread out before us.”
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