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Spanish translation of “fly”

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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