Adjective: flying flI-ing
Noun: flying flI-ing
- Moving swiftly
"fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers";
- Hurried and brief
"paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book";
- quick, fast
Verb: fly (flew,flown) flI
- An instance of travelling by air
"flying was still an exciting adventure for him";
- Travel through the air; be airborne
"Man cannot fly";
- Move quickly or suddenly
"He flew about the place"
- Operate an aeroplane
"He flew the jet over Cuba";
- aviate, pilot
- Transport by aeroplane
"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
- Cause to fly or float
"fly a kite"
- Be dispersed or disseminated
"Rumors and accusations are flying"
- Change quickly from one emotional state to another
"fly into a rage"
- Pass away rapidly
"Time flies like an arrow";
- fell, vanish
- (air travel) travel in an aeroplane
"she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
- Display in the air or cause to float
"fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
- Run away quickly
- flee, take flight, cut and run
- Travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
"Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
- (baseball) hit a fly
- Decrease rapidly and disappear
"the money flew in las Vegas";
- vanish, vaporize, vaporise [Brit]
See also: hurried, moving
Type of: air, air travel, aviation, break away, bunk, carry, change, control, decrease, diminish, elapse, escape, fall, fly the coop, glide by, go, go along, go by, head for the hills, hightail it, hit, journey, lam [N. Amer], lapse, leg it [Brit], lessen, locomote, move, operate, pass, run, run away, scarper, scat, show, slide by, slip away, slip by, take to the woods, transport, travel, turn tail
Encyclopedia: Flying, The Early Years Fly, James Lawrence