Definition - fly

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  1. two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  2. travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
  3. an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
  4. operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba"
  5. fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
  6. pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
  7. flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  8. run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
  9. display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
  10. (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
  11. decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
  12. change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"
  13. hit a fly

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