Definitions of fly:
  • noun:   (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
  • noun:   two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun:   an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth
  • noun:   fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
  • noun:   flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  • verb:   pass away rapidly
  • verb:   display in the air or cause to float
    Example: "Fly a kite"
  • verb:   change quickly from one emotional state to another
    Example: "Fly into a rage"
  • verb:   hit a fly
  • verb:   transport by aeroplane
    Example: "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
  • verb:   be dispersed or disseminated
    Example: "Rumors and accusations are flying"
  • verb:   travel in an airplane
    Example: "She is flying to Cincinnati tonight"
  • verb:   move quickly or suddenly
  • verb:   travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
    Example: "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
  • verb:   cause to fly or float
    Example: "Fly a kite"
  • verb:   travel through the air; be airborne
    Example: "Man cannot fly"
  • verb:   fly a plane
  • verb:   run away quickly
  • verb:   decrease rapidly and disappear
  • adjective:   (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #12222)

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