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  1. [noun] two-winged insects characterized by active flight

  2. [noun] flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    Synonyms: tent-rain sheet, tent flap

  3. [noun] an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth
    Synonyms: front

  4. [noun] (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
    Synonyms: ball

  5. [noun] fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect

  6. [verb] travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
    Synonyms: wing

  7. [verb] move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"

  8. [verb] fly a plane
    Synonyms: aviate, pilot

  9. [verb] transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

  10. [verb] cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"

  11. [verb] be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"

  12. [verb] change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"

  13. [verb] pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
    Synonyms: fell, vanish

  14. [verb] travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"

  15. [verb] display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

  16. [verb] run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
    Synonyms: flee, take flight

  17. [verb] travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

  18. [verb] hit a fly

  19. [verb] decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
    Synonyms: vanish, vaporize

  20. [adjective] (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked


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