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Adjective
Moving or able to move through the air
“Aeschylus, the Greek poet and dramatist, was killed in the desert when a flying eagle dropped a turtle on his head.”
Adjective
Done in haste or hurriedly
“Before starting upon this perilous mission, Washington decided to pay a flying visit to his mother.”
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Done or moving with speed
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“The engine broke away from the rest of the train and proceeded at a flying pace for three or four hundred yards along the line.”
Adjective
Under the influence of alcohol
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Passing or disappearing with time
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With wings
Adjective
Moving with great speed
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Touring
Adjective
Of or pertaining to the scientific study of flight
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Acting or done without proper thought or consideration
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Extremely happy and excited
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Or relating to projectiles moving under their own momentum, air drag, gravity and sometimes rocket power
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In motion
Noun
The act or state of traveling through the air
“Technology can improve the experience of flying, even for those of us at the back of the plane.”
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Competition
Noun
The raising of something, such as a body, without apparent physical cause, allegedly using the power of the mind
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The action or fact of abandoning or being abandoned
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An act or instance of evelating or rising up
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Traveling, guiding along route, often over water
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A journey, especially over long distances
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Adverb
Along the way
Verb
Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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(informal) Present participle for to move or depart hastily
“It is nigh time to fly. See you all tomorrow!”
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(archaic) Present participle for to flee or run away (from)
“Though they fly from me, it is me they seek.”
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(archaic) Present participle 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.”
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Present participle for 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") Present participle for to pass swiftly
“How the long winter nights must fly by at Chez Blaine.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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(with reference to a flag) Present participle for 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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Present participle 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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