verb (flies, flying, flew, flown, )
- (context, Zoology) Any insect of the order Diptera; characterized by having two wings, also called true fly, true flies.
- (context, non-technical) Especially, any of the insects of the family Muscidae, such as the common housefly (other families of Diptera include mosquitoes and midges).
- Any similar, but unrelated insect such as dragonfly or butterfly.
- A piece of canvas that covers the opening at the front of a tent.
- A strip of material hiding the zipper, buttons etc. at the front of a pair of trousers, pants, or underpants.
- The free edge of a flag.
- The horizontal length of a flag.
- (context, fishing) A lightweight fishing lure resemble, resembling an insect.
- (baseball) A fly ball.
- (weightlifting) A chest exercise performed by moving extended arms from the sides to in front of the chest. (also flye)
- (intransitive) To travel through the air.
adjective (fli, er)
- Birds of passage to warmer regions as it gets colder in winter.
- The Concorde flew from Paris to New York faster than any other passenger airplane.
- It takes about eleven hours to from Frankfurt to Hongkong.
- The little fairy flew home on the back of her friend, the giant eagle.
- (intransitive) To flee, to escape.
- Fly, my lord! The enemy are upon us!
- (transitive) (ergative) To cause to move through the air, to transport by air.
- Charles Lindbergh flew his airplane The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic ocean.
- Why don"t you go outside and kites, kids? The wind is just perfect.
- Birds their prey to their nest to feed it to their young.
- Each day the post flies thousands of letters around the globe.
- (intransitive) (colloquial) Of a proposal: to be accepted.
- Let's see if that idea flies.
- (slang) quick-witted, Quick-witted, mentally sharp, smart (in a mental sense).
- (slang) Well dressed, smart in appearance.
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