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Synonyms for fly

Synonyms for (noun) fly

Synonyms: fly, fly ball Definition: (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

Similar words: hit, hitting, striking Definition: the act of contacting one thing with another Usage: repeated hitting raised a large bruise; after three misses she finally got a hit

Synonyms: fly Definition: two-winged insects characterized by active flight

Similar words: dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects Definition: insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing

Synonyms: fly, fly front Definition: an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth

Similar words: opening Definition: a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made Usage: they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door

Synonyms: fly Definition: fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect

Similar words: fish lure, fisherman's lure Definition: (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers

Synonyms: tent flap, tent-fly, rainfly, fly, fly sheet Definition: flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent

Similar words: flap Definition: any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely Usage: he wrote on the flap of the envelope

Synonyms for (verb) fly

Synonyms: vanish, vaporize, fly Definition: decrease rapidly and disappear Usage: the money vanished in las Vegas; all my stock assets have vaporized

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper

Synonyms: fly Definition: change quickly from one emotional state to another Usage: fly into a rage

Similar words: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: fly Definition: hit a fly

Similar words: hit Definition: cause to move by striking Usage: hit a ball

Synonyms: fly Definition: transport by aeroplane Usage: We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America

Similar words: transport, carry Definition: move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body Usage: You must carry your camping gear; carry the suitcases to the car; This train is carrying nuclear waste; These pipes carry waste water into the river

Synonyms: fly Definition: be dispersed or disseminated Usage: Rumors and accusations are flying

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms: fly Definition: travel in an airplane Usage: she is flying to Cincinnati tonight; Are we driving or flying?

Similar words: travel Definition: undergo transportation as in a vehicle Usage: We travelled North on Rte. 508

Synonyms: fly Definition: move quickly or suddenly Usage: He flew about the place

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: fly Definition: travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft Usage: Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic

Similar words: journey, travel Definition: travel upon or across Usage: travel the oceans

Synonyms: wing, fly Definition: travel through the air; be airborne Usage: Man cannot fly

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms: fly, aviate, pilot Definition: operate an airplane Usage: The pilot flew to Cuba

Similar words: operate, control Definition: handle and cause to function Usage: do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol; control the lever

Synonyms: fell, fly, vanish Definition: pass away rapidly Usage: Time flies like an arrow; Time fleeing beneath him

Similar words: elapse, glide by, go along, go by, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by, lapse Definition: pass by Usage: three years elapsed

Synonyms: take flight, fly, flee Definition: run away quickly Usage: He threw down his gun and fled

Similar words: head for the hills, hightail it, escape, fly the coop, lam, break away, bunk, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail Definition: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run Usage: If you see this man, run!; The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Synonyms: fly Definition: display in the air or cause to float Usage: fly a kite; All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N.

Similar words: show Definition: make visible or noticeable Usage: She showed her talent for cooking; Show me your etchings, please

Synonyms for (adjective) fly

Synonyms: fly Definition: (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

Similar words: alert, watchful Definition: engaged in or accustomed to close observation Usage: caught by a couple of alert cops; alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came; constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty