- (of a bird, bat, or insect) move through the air using wings；(of an aircraft or its occupants) travel through the air
- an opening at the crotch of a pair of trousers, closed with a zip or buttons and typically covered with a flap.；a flap of material covering the opening or fastening of a garment or of a tent.
verb: fly, 3rd person present: flies, gerund or present participle: flying, past tense: flew, past participle: flown
noun: fly, plural noun: flies
- 1. (of a bird, bat, or insect) move through the air using wings close the door or the moths will fly in the birds fly away 同義詞
- ▪ (of an aircraft or its occupants) travel through the air I fly back to London this evening 同義詞
- ▪ control the flight of (an aircraft) he flew Hurricanes in the war 同義詞
- ▪ transport in an aircraft helicopters flew the injured to hospital 同義詞
- ▪ accomplish (a purpose) in an aircraft pilots trained to fly combat missions
- ▪ release (a bird) to fly, especially a hawk for hunting or a pigeon for racing I can't fly my hawk for the final because he is too heavy today the hawks are being flown at partridge
- 2. move or be hurled quickly through the air balls kept flying over her hedge he was sent flying by the tackle
- ▪ (of accusations or insults) be exchanged swiftly and heatedly the accusations flew thick and fast
- ▪ (of a report) be circulated swiftly and widely rumours were flying around Manchester
- ▪ hit a ball high into the air he flied out to the left field
- 3. wave or flutter in the wind she ran after him, her hair flying behind her 同義詞
- ▪ (with reference to a flag) display or be displayed on a flagpole vessels which flew the Spanish flag flags were flying at half mast 同義詞
- 4. go or move quickly she flew along the path his fingertips flew across the keyboard
- ▪ informal depart hastily I must fly! 同義詞
- ▪ (of time) pass swiftly the evening had just flown by 同義詞
- ▪ archaic run away; flee those that fly may fight again 同義詞
- ▪ archaic escape from in haste; flee from you must fly the country for a while 同義詞
- 5. North American informal be successful that idea didn't fly with most other council members
- 1. an opening at the crotch of a pair of trousers, closed with a zip or buttons and typically covered with a flap.
- ▪ a flap of material covering the opening or fastening of a garment or of a tent.
- 2. the space over the stage in a theatre.
- 3. short for fly ball
- 4. British historical a one-horse hackney carriage.
- 5. Australian, New Zealand informal an attempt we decided to give it a fly