|1.||[ verb ] travel through the air; be airborne|
"Man cannot fly"
|Related terms:||travel buzz hover fly_on soar flight rack flier|
|2.||[ verb ] move quickly or suddenly|
"He flew about the place"
|3.||[ noun ] (zoology) two-winged insects characterized by active flight|
|Related terms:||dipterous_insect horn_fly tachina_fly tsetse_fly housefly blowfly flesh_fly gadfly bee_fly Diptera alula|
|4.||[ verb ] (transportation) fly a plane|
|Related terms:||operate hang_glide glide hedgehop solo fly_blind fly_contact hydroplane balloon jet test_fly air_travel flight pilot navigation pilotage aviation aviator airmanship|
|5.||[ verb ] (transportation) transport by aeroplane|
"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
|Related terms:||transport airlift flight|
|6.||[ verb ] cause to fly or float|
: "fly a kite"
|Related terms:||kite float|
|7.||[ verb ] change quickly from one emotional state to another|
: "fly into a rage"
|8.||[ verb ] be dispersed or disseminated|
"Rumors and accusations are flying"
|9.||[ verb ] pass away rapidly|
"Time flies like an arrow" "Time fleeing beneath him"
|Related terms:||elapse vanish|
|10.||[ noun ] (baseball) a hit that flies high in the air|
|Related terms:||hit blast pop_fly liner flare texas_leaguer baseball baseball|
|11.||[ verb ] (transportation) travel in an airplane|
"she is flying to Cincinnati tonight" "Are we driving or flying?"
|Related terms:||travel red-eye air_travel flight|
|12.||[ noun ] (clothing) an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth|
|Related terms:||opening garment|
|13.||[ noun ] flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent|
|Synonyms:||fly_sheet tent_flap rainfly tent-fly|
|Related terms:||flap fly_tent|
|14.||[ verb ] display in the air or cause to float|
: "fly a kite" "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
|15.||[ verb ] to run away|
: "He threw down his gun and fled."
|Related terms:||leave run escape abscond defect high-tail break elope stampede escape|
|16.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 12222|
|17.||[ adjective ] (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked|
|Related terms:||UK colloquialism alert|
|18.||[ verb ] (baseball) hit a fly, in baseball|
|Related terms:||hit baseball|
|19.||[ verb ] (transportation) travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft|
"Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
|Related terms:||travel flight|
|20.||[ verb ] decrease rapidly and disappear|
"the money vanished in las Vegas" "all my stock assets have vaporized"
|21.||[ noun ] fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect|
|Related terms:||bait fish_lure streamer_fly wet_fly dry_fly|