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Definition of Flies
Noun: flies flIz
- (theatre) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
- Two-winged insects characterized by active flight
- Flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
- tent-fly, rainfly [N. Amer], fly sheet, tent flap
- An opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
- fly front
- (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
- fly ball
- Fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
- [UK] (dated) a horse-drawn carriage
"a fly at the door from the Kings Arms, and his step-daughter with all her little bags and boxes, getting into it"
- Travel through the air; be airborne
"Man cannot fly";
- Move quickly or suddenly
"He flew about the place"
- Operate an aeroplane
"He flew the jet over Cuba";
- aviate, pilot
- Transport by aeroplane
"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
- Cause to fly or float
"fly a kite"
- Be dispersed or disseminated
"Rumors and accusations are flying"
- Change quickly from one emotional state to another
"fly into a rage"
- Pass away rapidly
"Time flies like an arrow";
- fell, vanish
- (air travel) travel in an aeroplane
"she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
- Display in the air or cause to float
"fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
- Run away quickly
- flee, take flight, cut and run
- Travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
"Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
- (baseball) hit a fly
- Decrease rapidly and disappear
"the money flew in las Vegas";
- vanish, vaporize, vaporise [Brit]
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