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Overview of noun fly

The noun fly has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (6) fly

(two-winged insects characterized by active flight)

2. (1) tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, fly, tent flap

(flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent)

3. (1) fly, fly front

(an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth)

4. (1) fly, fly ball

((baseball) a hit that flies up in the air)

5. fly

(fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect)


Overview of verb fly

The verb fly has 14 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (33) fly, wing

(travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly")

2. (9) fly

(move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place")

3. (5) fly, aviate, pilot

(operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba")

4. (3) fly

(transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America")

5. (2) fly

(cause to fly or float; "fly a kite")

6. (2) fly

(be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying")

7. (2) fly

(change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage")

8. (1) fly, fell, vanish

(pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him")

9. (1) fly

(travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?")

10. fly

(display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N.")

11. flee, fly, take flight

(run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled")

12. fly

(travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic")

13. fly

(hit a fly)

14. vanish, fly, vaporize

(decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized")


Overview of adj fly

The adj fly has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. fly

((British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked)

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