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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 The pilot flew (the plane) across the sea. to run away (from) 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
folleto, flyer
They were handing out flyers to passers-by.
flying saucer a strange flying object thought possibly to come from another planet. flying visit 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 a blank page at the beginning or end of a book. flyover noun a road etc which is built up so as to cross above another 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 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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