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  • as inprecipitate
  • as insend
  • as inshoot
  • as inthrow
  • as infling
  • as inhit
  • as inhurl

synonyms for let fly

  • accelerate
  • expedite
  • hasten
  • trigger
  • advance
  • cast
  • discharge
  • dispatch
  • fling
  • further
  • hurl
  • launch
  • press
  • quicken
  • throw
  • bring on
  • push forward
  • send forth
  • speed up
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antonyms for let fly

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  • block
  • check
  • halt
  • hinder
  • stop
  • catch
  • cease
  • hold
  • keep
  • receive
  • slow
  • wait
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How to use let fly in a sentence

Aristide darted off like a dragon-fly in the sunshine, as happy as a child with a new toy.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
“Confound it, no;” rejoined Mr. Simmery, stopping for an instant to smash a fly with the ruler.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
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
The non-elastic character of water made it unsuitable for a machine requiring a fly-wheel.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
What of the infinite goodness of God in teaching the grub of the ichneumon-fly to eat up the cabbage caterpillar alive?
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Hurrying on to find it, Taijo discovered a hut beside the path, into which he saw the falcon fly.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
I think 6½ feet diameter for the fly, and 9½ inches diameter for the small wheel, will give speed enough to the drum.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
There must be a fly-wheel, with a notch to carry the rope, and also a small notch wheel on the drum-axle.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
I think 6½ feet diameter for the fly and 9½ inches diameter for the small wheel, will give speed enough to the drum.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
If you think the fly-wheel is not sufficiently heavy for his engine, add half a ton more to the ring.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LET FLY

  • cast
  • catapult
  • chuck
  • dump
  • fire
  • heave
  • hurl
  • jerk
  • launch
  • let fly
  • lob
  • peg
  • pitch
  • precipitate
  • propel
  • send
  • shy
  • sling
  • toss
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.