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Noun fly has 5 senses
  1. fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
    --1 is a kind of
    space; dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron; space; dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron
    --1 is a member of Diptera, order Diptera
    --1 has parts: alula, calypter
    --1 has particulars:
     housefly, Musca domestica; tsetse fly, tsetse, tzetze fly, tzetze, glossina; blowfly, blow fly; flesh fly, Sarcophaga carnaria; tachina fly; gadfly; bee fly; horn fly, Haematobia irritans
    Derived form: verb fly1
  2. 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
    --2 is a kind of flap; flap
    --2 is a part of fly tent
  3. fly, fly front - an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth
    --3 is a kind of opening; opening
    --3 is a part of garment
  4. fly, fly ball - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
    --4 is a kind of hit, hitting, striking; hit, hitting, striking
    --4 has particulars:
     blast; pop fly; liner, line drive; flare; Texas leaguer
    Derived form: verb fly13
  5. fly - fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
    --5 is a kind of
    fisherman's lure, fish lure; fisherman's lure, fish lure
    --5 has particulars: dry fly; streamer fly; wet fly
Verb fly has 14 senses
  1. fly, wing - travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun fly1, noun flyer2, noun flier1, noun flying1
    Sample sentences:
    Some big birds fly in the tree
    There fly some big birds in the tree
  2. fly - move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"
    --2 is one way to
    move
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. fly, aviate, pilot - fly a plane
    --3 is one way to operate, control
    Derived forms: noun flyer3, noun flier2, noun flying1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. fly - transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
    --4 is one way to
    transport, carry
    Derived form: noun flying1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. fly - cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. fly - be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"
    --6 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. fly - change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"
    --7 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  8. fly, fell, vanish - pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
    --8 is one way to elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  9. fly - travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
    --9 is one way to
    travel
    Derived forms: noun flyer2, noun flier1, noun flying1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  10. fly - display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
    --10 is one way to
    show
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. flee, fly, take flight - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
    --11 is one way to run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  12. fly - travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
    --12 is one way to
    travel, journey
    Derived form: noun flying1
    Sample sentence:
    These men fly the river
  13. fly - hit a fly
    --13 is one way to
    hit
    Derived form: noun fly4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  14. vanish, fly, vaporize - decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
    --14 is one way to decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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