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Synonyms for fly
flaɪfly

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Wiktionary

  1. fly2

    An act of flying.

    Fly, my lord! The enemy are upon us!

    Synonyms:
    escape, flee, abscond

    Antonyms:
    stay, remain

  2. fly2

    A strip of material hiding the zipper, buttons etc. at the front of a pair of trousers, pants, or underpants.

    Synonyms:
    aviate, ascend, float, soar, rise, glide, wing, hover, skim

    Antonyms:
    walk

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flynoun

    two-winged insects characterized by active flight

    Synonyms:
    fly ball, tent-fly, rainfly, tent flap, fly front, fly sheet

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unalert, unwatchful

  2. tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, fly, tent flapnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    fly ball, tent-fly, rainfly, tent flap, fly front, fly sheet

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful

  3. fly, fly frontnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    fly ball, tent-fly, rainfly, tent flap, fly front, fly sheet

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unalert, unwatchful

  4. fly, fly ballnoun

    (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

    Synonyms:
    fly ball, tent-fly, rainfly, tent flap, fly front, fly sheet

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unwatchful, unalert

  5. flyadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    fly ball, tent-fly, rainfly, tent flap, fly front, fly sheet

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful

  6. flyverb

    (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unwatchful, unvigilant

  7. fly, wingverb

    travel through the air; be airborne

    "Man cannot fly"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unwatchful, unalert

  8. flyverb

    move quickly or suddenly

    "He flew about the place"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unwatchful, unvigilant, unalert

  9. fly, aviate, pilotverb

    operate an airplane

    "The pilot flew to Cuba"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, navigate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unwatchful, unalert, unvigilant

  10. flyverb

    transport by aeroplane

    "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unwatchful, unalert

  11. flyverb

    cause to fly or float

    "fly a kite"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful

  12. flyverb

    be dispersed or disseminated

    "Rumors and accusations are flying"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unwatchful, unalert

  13. flyverb

    change quickly from one emotional state to another

    "fly into a rage"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unwatchful, unalert, unvigilant

  14. fly, fell, vanishverb

    pass away rapidly

    "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, drop, vaporize, pilot, aviate, disappear, flee, vanish, fell, strike down, go away, wing, cut down

    Antonyms:
    unwatchful, unalert, unvigilant

  15. flyverb

    travel in an airplane

    "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unalert, unwatchful

  16. flyverb

    display in the air or cause to float

    "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unalert, unwatchful

  17. flee, fly, take flightverb

    run away quickly

    "He threw down his gun and fled"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, pilot, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unalert, unwatchful

  18. flyverb

    travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft

    "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unwatchful, unvigilant

  19. flyverb

    hit a fly

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unwatchful, unvigilant

  20. vanish, fly, vaporizeverb

    decrease rapidly and disappear

    "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, disappear, vaporize, aviate, vaporise, flee, zap, vanish, gasify, fell, evaporate, go away, pilot, wing, aerify

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flyverb

    Synonyms:
    soar, mount, hover, take wing

  2. flyverb

    Synonyms:
    flutter, float, wave, undulate

  3. flyverb

    Synonyms:
    burst, explode, be scattered, break in pieces, be broken to pieces

  4. flyverb

    Synonyms:
    flee, escape, decamp, abscond, make off, pack off, slip away, steal away, slink away

  5. flyverb

    Synonyms:
    pass, elapse, slip, glide, flit, roll on, flow on

  6. flynoun

    Synonyms:
    winged insect

  7. flynoun

    Synonyms:
    fly-wheel

  8. flynoun

    Synonyms:
    compass card

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flyadjective

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) wide-awake, knowing

  2. flyverb

    Synonyms:
    wing, soar, flit, mount, hover, decamp, abscond, flee

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fly":

    steal, smee, stealing, fei, flies, rob, flying, flight, flee, vole, plane, steai, hover, vol, maggot

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How to use fly in a sentence?

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Be bold and fly toward the unknown. Discover a road that was never known.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A thought has no specific language; however, it can fly and land, upon whichever mind and language.

  3. Aly Raisman:

    I didn’t feel supported when I was going into graphic detail about my abuse which is clearly. … The agent just kept diminishing my abuse and telling me that he didn’t really feel like it was that big of a deal and maybe I should drop the case, and when it was convenient for the FBI agent, he flew into Boston even though I requested to have my original interview be with my mom there. When it was convenient for him and he wanted to convince me to take Nassar’s plea deal or pressured me to take Nassar’s plea deal, that was appropriate for him. He felt worth his time to fly to Boston. It was just not a good experience.

  4. Wesley D'Amico:

    Tell someone she can fly and she'll spend her entire life creating ways to acquire wings.

  5. David Downton:

    Pretty does not work in a drawing. That is for photography. Strong features, long lines, and a sense of self all inform the drawing and make it fly.


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