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Translation of "fly" - English-Spanish dictionary

fly

verb /flai/ ( past tense flew /fluː/, past participle flown /floun/)
to (make something) go through the air on wings etc or in an aeroplane volar, pilotar The pilot flew (the plane) across the sea.
to run away (from) huir, salir de, abandonar He flew (the country).
(of time) to pass quickly volar, pasar volando The days flew past.
flyer noun ( flier)
a person who flies an aeroplane etc or is in one. aviador; pasajero
a sheet of paper advertising a product, event etc folleto, flyer They were handing out flyers to passers-by.
flying saucer noun
a strange flying object thought possibly to come from another planet. platillo volante
flying visit noun
a very short, often unexpected, visit visita relámpago She paid her mother a flying visit.
frequent flyer/flier noun
a passenger who flies frequently in the same airline and receives bonuses accordingly. pasajero habitual
flyleaf noun ( plural flyleaves)
a blank page at the beginning or end of a book. guarda
flyover noun
(British ) a road etc which is built up so as to cross above another; overpass(American) paso superior, paso elevado a flyover across the motorway.
fly in the face of
to oppose or defy; to treat with contempt burlarse de algo He flew in the face of danger.
fly into phrasal verb
suddenly to get into (a rage, a temper etc) ponerse (de los nervios, etc), tener un acceso/ataque (de nervios, etc) Janet flew into a rage when she saw the mess.
fly off the handle
to lose one’s temper perder los estribos Keith has a tendency to fly off the handle at the slightest provocation.
get off to a flying start
to have a very successful beginning ir viento en popa Our new shop has got off to a flying start.
let fly ( often with at)
to throw, shoot or send out violently arremeter contra alguien He let fly (an arrow) at the target.
send (someone/something) flying
to hit or knock someone or something so that he or it falls down or falls backwards mandar (a alguien/algo) por los aires She hit him and sent him flying.
(Definition of fly from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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