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1 fly

Two-winged insects characterized by active flight.

Roget 409: sibilance, sibilation; zip; hiss etc. v.; sternutation; high note etc. 410.    [animals that hiss] goose, serpent, ... show more

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Roget 193: littleness etc. adj.; smallness etc. (of quantity) 32; exiguity, inextension; parvitude, parvity; duodecimo; Elzevir edition, ... show more

Dutch: vlieg
Polish: mucha

2 fly

Flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent.

synonyms: fly sheet, rainfly, tent-fly, tent flap.

3 fly

An opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth.

synonym: fly front.

Polish: rozporek

4 fly

baseball A hit that flies up in the air.

synonym: fly ball.

5 fly

Fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect.

Polish: mucha


1 fly

Travel through the air; be airborne:
— Man cannot fly.

synonym: wing.

Roget 429: lose color etc. 428; fade, fly, go; become colorless etc. adj.; turn pale, pale.    deprive of color, decolorize, bleach, ... show more

Roget 328: be brittle etc. adj.; live in a glass house.    break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, break short, burst, fly, ... show more

Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 109: elapse, lapse, flow, run, proceed, advance, pass; roll on, wear on, press on; flit, fly, slip, ... show more

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

2 fly

Move quickly or suddenly.

3 fly

Operate an airplane.

synonyms: aviate, pilot.

Roget 267: sail; put to sea etc. (depart) 293; take ship, get under way; set sail, spread sail, spread canvas; gather way, have way on; make sail, ... show more

Dutch: vliegen

4 fly

Transport by aeroplane.

5 fly

Cause to fly or float.

6 fly

Be dispersed or disseminated.

7 fly

Change quickly from one emotional state to another.

8 fly

Pass away rapidly.

synonyms: fell, vanish.

Roget 111: be transient etc. adj.; flit, pass away, fly, gallop, vanish, fade, evaporate; pass away like a cloud, pass away like a summer cloud, pass away like a shadow, pass away like a dream.    ... show more

Dutch: omvliegen, vliegen, voorbijvliegen

9 fly

Travel in an airplane.

10 fly

Display in the air or cause to float.

11 fly

Run away quickly.

synonyms: flee, take flight.

Roget 623: abstain, refrain, spare, not attempt; not do etc. 681; maintain the even tenor of one's way.    eschew, keep from, let alone, have nothing to do with; keep aloof keep off, stand aloof, ... show more

Roget 293: depart; go away; take one's departure, set out; set off, march off, put off, start off, be off, move off, get off, whip off, pack off, go off, ... show more

Dutch: knijpen, ontsnappen, ontvluchten, spankeren, vlieden, vluchten, weglopen, wegvluchten

12 fly

Travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft.

13 fly

Hit a fly.

14 fly

Decrease rapidly and disappear.

synonyms: vanish, vaporize.


1 fly

British informal Not to be deceived or hoodwinked.

Moby thesaurus: abscond, absquatulate, advance, aeroplane, airlift, airplane, applique, arachnid, arise, arthropod, ascend, aspire, bait, ball the jack, balloon, barnstorm, barrel, be airborne, be annihilated, be consumed ... show more.

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