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

synonyms for let fly

  • dump
  • heave
  • hurl
  • jerk
  • lob
  • sling
  • cast
  • catapult
  • chuck
  • fire
  • launch
  • peg
  • pitch
  • precipitate
  • propel
  • send
  • shy
  • toss

antonyms for let fly

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  • catch
  • hold on to
  • keep
  • receive
    • 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
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    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
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