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fly

verb (TRAVEL)    /flaɪ/ (flew, flown)
A2 [I] When a bird, insect, or aircraft flies, it moves through the air: The poor bird couldn't fly because it had a broken wing. As soon as it saw us, the bird flew away/off.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftTravelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air A1 [I or T] to travel by aircraft, or to go somewhere or cross something in an aircraft: We flew to Paris. We fly from/out from/out of Heathrow, but fly back (in)to Gatwick. We are flying at a height of 9,000 metres. She has to fly thousands of miles every year for her job. Who was the first person to fly (across) the Atlantic?Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftTravelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air [T] to use a particular company to travel by aircraft: I usually fly Lufthansa/Japan Airlines/El Al.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftTravelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air C2 [T] to transport people or goods by aircraft: The restaurant flies its fish in daily from Scotland. We will be flying 100 badly wounded civilians out of the battle zone tonight.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftTravelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air B2 [I or T] to control an aircraft: I learned to fly when I was in Australia.AviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air
(Definition of fly verb (TRAVEL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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