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Dictionary definition for: Flying

1. (n) an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

2. (s) capable of or engaged in flight; "the bat is a flying animal"

3. (s) moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes" "played the difficult passage with flying fingers"

4. (s) streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air; "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her" "flying banners" "flags waving in the breeze"

5. (s) designed for swift movement or action; "a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"

6. (s) of or relating to passage through the air especially aviation; "a flying time of three hours between cities" "unidentified flying objects"

7. (s) hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit" "took a flying glance at the book" "a quick inspection" "a fast visit"

8. (s) done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line; "a flying start" "crossed the goal line with a flying leap"

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