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  1. fly·ing
    IPA[ˈflīiNG]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. flight, especially in an aircraft:

      she hates flying
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: flying

    • adjective

      moving or able to move through the air with wings:

      moving rapidly, especially through the air:

    • noun

      flight, especially in an aircraft:
    • verb

      (of a bird, bat, or insect) move through the air using wings:

      (of an aircraft or its occupants) travel through the air:

    • noun

      an opening at the crotch of a pair of pants, closed with a zipper or buttons and typically covered with a flap.

      a flap of material covering the opening or fastening of a garment or of a tent:

    • noun

      a flying insect of a large order characterized by a single pair of transparent wings and sucking (and often also piercing) mouthparts. Flies are noted as vectors of disease.

      used in names of flying insects of other orders, e.g. butterfly, dragonfly, firefly.

    • adjective

      stylish and fashionable:

      knowing and clever; worldly-wise:

    • past of fly
    • past participle of fly
    • verb

      (of a bird, bat, or insect) move through the air using wings:

      (of an aircraft or its occupants) travel through the air:

    • noun

      an opening at the crotch of a pair of trousers, closed with a zip or buttons and typically covered with a flap.

      a flap of material covering the opening or fastening of a garment or of a tent.

    • noun

      a flying insect of a large order characterized by a single pair of transparent wings and sucking (and often also piercing) mouthparts. Flies are of great importance as vectors of disease.

      used in names of flying insects of other orders, e.g. butterfly, dragonfly, firefly.

    • adjective

      knowing and clever:

      fashionably attractive and impressive:

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