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Verb
To move through the air with or as if with outstretched wings
“She walked past neat gardens and tidy houses, watching small birds bath in bird baths, insects fly around flowers and people inside their air conditioned houses.”
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Depart hastily
“Well, I really must fly, darling. Congratulations on your engagement and I shall see you on Saturday night!”
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Run away; flee
“These people know of my crime; perhaps they will not fly from me, and will only kill me.”
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Transport in an aircraft
“She commissioned the state helicopter to fly her home when she learned that her baby had a medical emergency.”
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Wave or flutter in the wind
“A sight she looked, with her wind swept hair flying about her.”
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To withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval
“How the long winter nights must fly by at Chez Blaine.”
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Escape from in haste; flee from
“Protestants, wherever they could obtain shipping, hasted to fly the country.”
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To move through the air on wings or in an aircraft
“Planes burn less fuel at higher altitudes, so pilots often fly at higher altitudes on long flights.”
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“The autopilot can fly an airplane once in the air, and land it, but it cannot be used during takeoff.”
Verb
“The ship was flying a quarantine flag.”
Verb
To cease to be visible
Adjective
Knowing and clever
“I'm too fly to admit anything to youse guys.”
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