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noun (commons)
(fl, ies)
  1. (context, Zoology) Any insect of the order Diptera; characterized by having two wings, also called true fly, true flies.
  2. (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).
  3. Any similar, but unrelated insect such as dragonfly or butterfly.
  4. A piece of canvas that covers the opening at the front of a tent.
  5. A strip of material hiding the zipper, buttons etc. at the front of a pair of trousers, pants, or underpants.
  6. The free edge of a flag.
  7. The horizontal length of a flag.
  8. (context, fishing) A lightweight fishing lure resemble, resembling an insect.
  9. (baseball) A fly ball.
  10. (weightlifting) A chest exercise performed by moving extended arms from the sides to in front of the chest. (also flye)
verb (flies, flying, flew, flown, )
  1. (intransitive) To travel through the air.
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.
  1. (intransitive) To flee, to escape.
Fly, my lord! The enemy are upon us!
  1. (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.
  1. (intransitive) (colloquial) Of a proposal: to be accepted.
Let's see if that idea flies.
adjective (fli, er)
  1. (slang) quick-witted, Quick-witted, mentally sharp, smart (in a mental sense).
  2. (slang) Well dressed, smart in appearance.

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