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Definizione monolingua fly



fly (third-person singular simple present flies, present participle flying, simple past flew, past participle flown)

  1. (intransitive) To travel through the air, another gas, or a vacuum, without being in contact with a grounded surface.
    Birds of passage fly to warmer regions as it gets colder in winter.
    The Concorde flew from Paris to New York faster than any other passenger airplane.
    It takes about eleven hours to fly from Frankfurt to Hongkong.
    The little fairy flew home on the back of her friend, the giant eagle.
  2. (intransitive) To flee, to escape.
    Fly, my lord! The enemy are upon us!
  3. (transitive, ergative) To cause to fly (travel by air or the like): to transport via air or the like.
    Charles Lindbergh flew his airplane The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic ocean.
    Why don’t you go outside and fly kites, kids? The wind is just perfect.
    Birds fly their prey to their nest to feed it to their young.
    Each day the post flies thousands of letters around the globe.
    Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. - G. K. Chesterton
  4. (intransitive) (colloquial, of a proposal, project or idea) To be accepted, come about or work out.
    Lets see if that idea flies.
    You know, I just dont think thats going to fly. Why dont you spend your time on something better?
  5. (intransitive) To travel very fast.
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia”, BBC Sport:
      After yet another missed penalty by Kvirikashvili from bang in front of the posts, England scored again, centre Tuilagi flying into the line and touching down under the bar.

fly (plural flies)

  1. (zoology) Any insect of the order Diptera; characterized by having two wings, also called true flies.
  2. (non-technical) Especially, any of the insects of the family Muscidae, such as the common housefly (other families of Diptera include mosquitoes and midges).
  3. Any similar, but unrelated insect such as dragonfly or butterfly.
  4. (fishing) A lightweight fishing lure resembling an insect.
  5. (weightlifting) A chest exercise performed by moving extended arms from the sides to in front of the chest. (also flye)

fly (comparative flier, superlative fliest)

  1. (slang) Quick-witted, alert, mentally sharp, smart (in a mental sense).
    be assured, O man of sin—pilferer of small wares and petty larcener—that there is an eye within keenly glancing from some loophole contrived between accordions and tin breastplates that watches your every movement, and is "" fly,""— to use a term peculiarly comprehensible to dishonest minds—to the slightest gesture of illegal conveyancing. (Charles Dickens, ""Arcadia""; Household Words Vol.7 p.381)
  2. (slang) Well dressed, smart in appearance.
    Hes pretty fly for a white guy.
  3. (slang) Beautiful; displaying physical beauty.

Definizione italiano>inglese fly

Traduzione 'veloce'

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