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fly

verb
 
 
/flaɪ/ (flew, flown)
[I] TRANSPORT to travel in an aircraft: How long does it take to fly from Heathrow to Los Angeles?fly out of/into somewhere More and more business executives are flying out of the state's commercial airports.fly business class/economy/standby They flew business class to Johannesburg overnight.
[T + adv/prep] TRANSPORT to transport people or goods by aircraft: Oil workers are flown by helicopter to the rigs.
[I] informal to be successful or popular: We're hoping the new brand name will fly.
fly a kite to make a suggestion in order to get the reaction of others to it: In my opinion he is flying a kite that would destroy the private enterprise system.
(Definition of fly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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