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Dictionary definition for: Fly

1. (n) two-winged insects characterized by active flight

2. (s) (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

3. (v) travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"

4. (n) flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent

5. (v) move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"

6. (n) an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth

7. (v) fly a plane

8. (v) transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

9. (n) (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

10. (n) fisherman''s lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect

11. (v) cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"

12. (v) be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"

13. (v) change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"

14. (v) pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow" "Time fleeing beneath him"

15. (v) travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight" "Are we driving or flying?"

16. (v) display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite" "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

17. (v) run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"

18. (v) travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

19. (v) hit a fly

20. (v) decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas" "all my stock assets have vaporized"

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