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English definition of “fly”


verb     /flaɪ/ (flew, flown)
[I] TRANSPORT to travel in an aircraft : How long does it take to fly from Heathrow to Los Angeles?fly out of/into somewhere More and more business executives are flying out of the state's commercial airports .fly business class/economy/standby They flew business class to Johannesburg overnight .
[T + adv/prep] TRANSPORT to transport people or goods by aircraft : Oil workers are flown by helicopter to the rigs .
[I] informal to be successful or popular : We're hoping the new brand name will fly.
fly a kite to make a suggestion in order to get the reaction of others to it: In my opinion he is flying a kite that would destroy the private enterprise system .
(Definition of fly verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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