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  • verbtake to the air, usually employing wings
  • verbrun or pass swiftly
  • verbescape, flee

synonyms for flies

  • circle
  • climb
  • cross
  • drift
  • float
  • flutter
  • glide
  • operate
  • pilot
  • reach
  • rush
  • sail
  • shoot
  • speed
  • swoop
  • take off
  • travel
  • aviate
  • barnstorm
  • buzz
  • circumnavigate
  • control
  • dart
  • dash
  • dive
  • flat-hat
  • fleet
  • flit
  • hop
  • hover
  • hurry
  • jet
  • maneuver
  • mount
  • scud
  • seagull
  • skim
  • skirt
  • soar
  • whisk
  • whiz
  • whoosh
  • wing
  • zip
  • zoom
  • bend the throttle
  • jet out
  • jet over
  • remain aloft
  • sky out
  • take a hop
  • take flight
  • take wing
  • wing in
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antonyms for flies

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  • remain
  • slow
  • stay
  • decelerate
  • rest
  • confront
  • face
  • land
  • walk
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How to use flies in a sentence

A germ flies from a stagnant pool, and the laughing child, its mother's darling, dies dreadfully of diphtheria.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
They must be kept away from flies—a fly can work havoc with a film in a few minutes.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
I went into the dugout indescribably slack; hardly energy to struggle against the heat and the myriads of flies.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
The destroyers and picket boats were round her as smart as flies settle on a lump of sugar, and there was no loss of life.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
No escape from the steadily rising flood of letters and files,—none from the swarms of filthy flies.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
So even here there were flies in every ointment, and no dream of perfection could remain unchallenged.
THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
Its water in a general way moves as does a billiard ball when it flies from one cushion to another.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
The flies buzzed in and out, and the window curtains moved gently in the breeze.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
When the hern or bitron flies low, the air is gross, and thickening into showers.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 194, JULY 16, 1853VARIOUS
At Sonepur flies having failed, wasps have come forth to warn the public and the authorities, but yet to no purpose.
THIRD CLASS IN INDIAN RAILWAYSMAHATMA GANDHI
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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