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Fly

Antonyms for fly:

dally, dawdle, remain, unalert.

Synonyms for fly:

Sense 1

elope, blow down, pinch-hit, skim, festinate, pollinate, infestation, ground out, absquatulate, waft, windblown, hasten, blow over, lam, bunt.

Sense 2

hotfoot, bustle, glide, barge, infest, barrel, outstrip, zoom, rocket, abscond, bat, cut through, outpace, dart, decamp, pounce, scoot, precipitate, whisk, get out of, flutter, highball, slew, jet, rush, plunge in, gallop, canvas.

Sense 3

flick, steal, hurry, rip, wreathe, spring, blow in, sail, flitter, zip, hurdle, drift, hot dog, burst, swoop, caper, plunge into, sprint, pop up.

Sense 4

escape, slide, swarm, whiz, plane, flash, bound, bucket, bomb, tear, float, streak, bounce, blow off, triple, blow away, retire, flare, balk, travel, race.

Sense 5

sacrifice, skip, whirl, steam, fleet, leap, hustle, vault, haste, turn on, stream, hop, nip, surge.

Sense 6

dash, whistle, whip, strike out, duck, speed, plunge, explode, belt, sweep, wave, foul, bolt, scramble, bundle.

Sense 7

run, wind up.

Sense 8

single, sting, dive, tag.

Sense 9

light, stir, shoot.

Sense 10

book, power, buzz.

Sense 12

charge, spin, jump.

Sense 13

catch, pop.

Sense 14

pitch.

Sense 15

double, HIT, move.

bug

insect.

disappear

dematerialize.

escape

get out, lam.

flit

fleet.

float

hover.

flutter

flit.

fold

flap.

get out

break free.

hasten

hasten.

leave

go away.

sail

sail.

shelter

tent.

survey

overfly.

tower

soar.

Other synonyms and related words:

fleet, hasten, dart, run, bolt, abscond, zoom, pass, go away, hurry, pilot, flap, clear out, dash, slide, flit, tear, scoot, tag, skedaddle, wing, shoot, float, waft, rush, soar, alert, speed, race, decamp, plane, hover, glide, take flight, sail.

Sense 4 (noun)

flit, flap, flutter, flitter, sail, move.

Sense 5 (noun)

wave.

Sense 6 (noun)

float, shoot, dart, skim.

Sense 7 (noun)

fleet, hasten, festinate, speed, bucket, rip, dash, haste, bustle, sprint, run, barrel, whirl, scoot, zip, race, flash, nip, hotfoot, zoom, whisk, tear, rocket, hustle, bolt, highball, hurry, rush, whiz.

Sense 9 (noun)

bunt, balk, catch, flare, ground out, double, HIT, foul, bat.

Sense 10 (noun)

gallop, outpace, charge, surge.

Sense 12 (noun)

drift, blow off, windblown, blow down, blow away, stir, blow over.

Sense 13 (noun)

dive, leap, hurdle, vault, spring, hop, bound.

fly (noun)

flee, alert, fly sheet, tent-fly, fell, tent flap, vanish, fly front, take flight, fly ball.

insect (noun)

cicada, wasp, botfly, chinch, mantis, butterfly, tarantula, ant, tsetse fly, millipede, bedbug, scarab, grasshopper, deer fly, moth, spider, fruit fly, blowfly, mosquito, nit, earwig, may fly, silverfish, Horntail, aphid, horsefly, dragonfly, mite, ladybug, yellow jacket, termite, bluebottle, cockroach, tick, gnat, dung beetle, praying mantis, June Bug, gadfly, boll weevil, bee, black widow, daddy longlegs, stinkbug, flea, locust, katydid, louse, cricket, chigger, centipede, midge, firefly, housefly, bookworm, tiger moth, scorpion.

disappear (verb)

disappear, dissolve, go, evaporate, sink, depart, hide, evanesce, fade, vanish, flee, melt.

escape, flee (verb)

skedaddle, disappear, hide, abscond, clear out, skip, run, decamp.

motion (verb)

wing.

run or pass swiftly (verb)

bolt, hustle, scoot, hasten, sprint, flee, career, pass, race, tear, barrel.

take to the air, usually employing wings (verb)

shoot, zip, hurry, pilot, sail, fleet, wing, travel, buzz, dive, swoop, whiz, dash, jet, take flight, rush, dart, drift, hover, glide, aviate, float, zoom, flutter, whisk, flit, speed, hop, skim, soar.

Usage examples for fly:

  • No, he can't fly. - "South-African Folk-Tales", James A. Honey.
  • I'll fly across to nurse. - "The Children of Wilton Chase", Mrs. L. T. Meade.
  • Is it possible for Socrates to fly? - "Logic, Inductive and Deductive", William Minto.

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