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Verb
To move through the air with, or as if with, outstretched wings
“Get a county road map, and spend as much time as you can driving the backroads, watching where ducks fly.”
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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.”
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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.”
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(informal) To move or depart hastily
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“It is nigh time to fly. See you all tomorrow!”
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(archaic) To flee or run away (from)
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“Though they fly from me, it is me they seek.”
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(archaic) To escape from or leave (a given location or place) in haste
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“The fortunes of Godwin experienced a change, and Robert was compelled to fly the country.”
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To wave or flutter in the wind
“Her hair would fly behind her as she ran after him.”
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(of time, usually "fly by") To pass swiftly
“How the long winter nights must fly by at Chez Blaine.”
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To withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval
“Giorgio's claims about ancient aliens are not going to fly with folks who are even half-rational.”
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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.”
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(with reference to a flag) To display or be displayed on a flagpole
“Outsiders could not understand why the independent state would fly the flag of another country.”
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To cease to be visible
“The early mist had flown, and the sparkling ocean lay spread out before us.”
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To travel, usually with some measurable distance
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To move forward along a course
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To fly or ascend to a higher level
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Attack
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To evade or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill
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To be suitable or acceptable
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Adjective
(slang, dated) Mentally sharp
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“He is just too fly to be caught by the police.”
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(slang) Smart in appearance
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“And all the ladies say I'm pretty fly for a bright guy.”
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Using of up-to-date techniques, ideas, styles or equipment
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Competent or reliable in nature
Noun
Any small insect of the order Diptera, specifically within the suborder Nematocera
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Fly sheet
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A thin, flat piece of cloth, paper, metal, etc. that is hinged or attached on one side only and covers an opening or hangs down from something
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Coarse material
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Food placed on a hook or in a net, trap, or fishing area to entice fish or other animals as prey
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A person whose behavior is offensive to others
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