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  1. [noun] an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
    Synonyms: flight

  2. [adjective] capable of or engaged in flight; "the bat is a flying animal"

  3. [adjective] moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers"
    Synonyms: fast-

  4. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: aflare, flaring, waving

  5. [adjective] designed for swift movement or action; "a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"

  6. [adjective] of or relating to passage through the air especially aviation; "a flying time of three hours between cities"; "unidentified flying objects"

  7. [adjective] hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
    Synonyms: quick, fast

  8. [adjective] 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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