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
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.
› a sheet of paper advertising a product, event etc
They were handing out flyers to passers-by. flying saucer noun › a strange flying object thought possibly to come from another planet.
flying visit noun › a very short, often unexpected, visit
She paid her mother a flying visit. frequent flyer/flier noun › a passenger who flies frequently in the same airline and receives bonuses accordingly.
flyleaf noun (plural flyleaves) › a blank page at the beginning or end of a book.
flyover noun › (British ) a road etc which is built up so as to cross above another; overpass(American)
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.