fly verb (TRAVEL)
We flew to Paris.
We fly from/out from/out of La Guardia, but fly back (in)to JKF.
I usually fly Lufthansa/Japan Airlines/El Al.
- Many kinds of birds fly south at the approach of winter.
- We watched a flock of birds fly over the field.
- We are currently flying at an altitude of 15,000 metres.
- Concorde flew much higher than most planes.
- A swarm of bees flew into the garden.
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fly verb (MOVE QUICKLY)
Cathy flew by/past me in the corridor.
- The dog fairly flew out of the door to greet him.
- The side door of the pub flew open and three men burst in.
- She flew past the other runners on the final lap.
- A police car went flying past in the opposite direction.
- She would have flown into a rage if I had told her about the incident.
fly verb (WAVE)
fly verb (SPREAD)
flynoun [ C ]uk /flaɪ/ us /flaɪ/
fly noun [ C ] (INSECT)
- The lizard flicked out its tongue at a fly.
- I swatted the fly with a rolled-up newspaper.
- The horses swished their tails to get rid of the flies hovering around them.
- The dead sheep was covered with swarms of flies.
- The spider preys on small flies and other insects.