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  Words related to fly

Related / Similar Words: fly ball, fly front, tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, tent flap, vanish, vaporize, wing, aviate, pilot, fell, flee, take flight


  • (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air;
  • two-winged insects characterized by active flight;
  • an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth;
  • fisherman''s lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect;
  • flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent;
  • decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized";
  • change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage";
  • hit a fly;
  • transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America";
  • be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying";
  • travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?";
  • move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place";
  • travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic";
  • cause to fly or float; "fly a kite";
  • travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly";
  • fly a plane;
  • pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him";
  • run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled";
  • display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N.";
  • (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked;

    Hyponyms: blast, pop fly, liner, line drive, flare, Texas leaguer, housefly, Musca domestica, tsetse fly, tsetse, tzetze fly, tzetze, glossina, blowfly, blow fly, flesh fly, Sarcophaga carnaria, tachina fly, gadfly, bee fly, horn fly, Haematobia irritans, dry fly, streamer fly, wet fly, airlift, lift, red-eye, kite, buzz, rack, flight, fly on, soar, hover, fly blind, fly contact, solo, test fly, jet, glide, hydroplane, seaplane, balloon, hedgehop, flat-hat, hang glide, break, stampede, abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, elope, escape, get away, break loose, high-tail, defect, desert


    Grouped Verbs: fell, vanish, aviate, pilot, wing, vaporize


    Entailments: wing


    Part Meronyms: garment, fly tent


    Member Meronyms: Diptera, order Diptera


    Derivational Morphology: wing, fly ball, flight, flying, flier, flyer, pilot, airplane pilot, piloting, pilotage, navigation, aviation, airmanship, aviator, aeronaut, airman, escape


    Language Translations:
    Albanian: fluturon and mizë   Armenian: ճանճ  
    Basque: euli   Bosnian: muha and šlic  
    Catalan: mosca and volar   Croatian: letjeti and muha  
    Danish: flue and flyve and gylp   Dutch: gulp and vlieg and vliegen  
    Esperanto: muŝo   Estonian: kärbes and lendama  
    Finnish: kärpänen and lentää and sepalus   French: braguette and mouche and voler  
    Frisian: mich   German: Fliege and fliegen and Hosenschlitz  
    Greek: μύγα   Hebrew: זבוב and טס  
    Hungarian: légy and repül   Icelandic: fljúga and fluga and rennilás  
    Ido: flugar   Indonesian: lalat and terbang  
    Interlingua: musca   Italian: mosca and volare  
    Japanese: and 飛ぶ   Korean: 파리  
    Kurdish: firrîn and mêş   Latin: musca  
    Latvian: lidot and muša   Lithuanian: musė  
    Maltese: dubbiena   Norwegian: flue and fly and glidelås  
    Polish: latać and mucha and rozporek   Portuguese: braguilha and mosca and voar  
    Romanian: fermoar and muscă and zbura   Russian: лететь and муха and ширинка  
    Serbian: Cyrillic летети   Slovak: lietať and mucha  
    Slovene: muha   Slovenian: leteti  
    Spanish: bragueta and mosca and volar   Swedish: fluga and flyga and gylf  
    Tagalog: langaw and lumipad   Tamil:  
    Telugu: ఈగ   Thai: บิน and แมลงวัน  
    Turkish: sinek and uçmak  
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