Translation of "fly" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /flaɪ/ us /flɑɪ/ present participle flying, past tense flew, past participle flown

A2 to move through the air

The bird flew up into a tree.

A1 to travel through the air in a plane or other aircraft

ir de avião
I’m flying to Hawaii tomorrow.

to control a plane or other aircraft in the sky

voar, pilotar
to fly a plane
He learned to fly in the military.

to move somewhere very quickly

He grabbed some clothes and flew down the stairs.
noun uk /flaɪ/ us /flɑɪ/

B1 plural flies a small insect with two wings


UK also flies the part where trousers open and close at the front

a button fly
a fly in the ointment

a single thing or person that is spoiling a situation

um pequeno senão

(Translation of “fly” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)