Meaning of “fly” - Learner’s Dictionary

fly

verb uk us /flaɪ/ (past tense flew, past participle flown)
MOVE THROUGH AIR [ I ]

A2 When a bird, insect, aircraft, etc flies, it moves through the air:

The robin flew up into a tree.
The plane was flying at 5000 feet.
TRAVEL [ I ]

A1 to travel through the air in an aircraft:

I'm flying to Delhi tomorrow.
CONTROL AIRCRAFT [ I, T ]

B2 to control an aircraft:

She learned to fly at the age of 18.
TAKE/SEND [ T ]

to take or send people or goods somewhere by aircraft:

[ often passive ] She was flown to the hospital by helicopter.
fly along/down/past, etc

to move somewhere very quickly:

He grabbed some clothes and flew down the stairs.
send sb/sth flying

to cause someone or something to move through the air suddenly, usually in an accident

LEAVE [ I ] UK

to leave suddenly:

I must fly - I'm late for work.
let fly (at sb/sth) mainly UK informal

to start shouting angrily or attacking someone

TIME [ I ]

If time flies, it passes very quickly.

FLAG [ I, T ]

If you fly a flag, or a flag is flying, it is fixed to a rope or pole and raised in the air.

flying noun [ U ]

Ben's afraid of flying.

(Definition of “fly verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)