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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flew imp. of Fly.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fly v. i. [imp. Flew p. p. Flown p. pr. & vb. n. Flying.]
 1. To move in or pass through the air with wings, as a bird.
 2. To move through the air or before the wind; esp., to pass or be driven rapidly through the air by any impulse.
 3. To float, wave, or rise in the air, as sparks or a flag.
    Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.   --Job v. 7.
 4. To move or pass swiftly; to hasten away; to circulate rapidly; as, a ship flies on the deep; a top flies around; rumor flies.
    Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race.   --Milton.
    The dark waves murmured as the ships flew on.   --Bryant.
 5. To run from danger; to attempt to escape; to flee; as, an enemy or a coward flies. See Note under Flee.
    Fly, ere evil intercept thy flight.   --Milton.
    Whither shall I fly to escape their hands ?   --Shak.
 6. To move suddenly, or with violence; to do an act suddenly or swiftly; -- usually with a qualifying word; as, a door flies open; a bomb flies apart.
 To fly about Naut., to change frequently in a short time; -- said of the wind.
 To fly around, to move about in haste. [Colloq.]
 To fly at, to spring toward; to rush on; to attack suddenly.
 To fly in the face of, to insult; to assail; to set at defiance; to oppose with violence; to act in direct opposition to; to resist.
 To fly off, to separate, or become detached suddenly; to revolt.
 To fly on, to attack.
 To fly open, to open suddenly, or with violence.
 To fly out. (a) To rush out. (b) To burst into a passion; to break out into license.
 To let fly. (a) To throw or drive with violence; to discharge. “A man lets fly his arrow without taking any aim.” --Addison. (b) Naut. To let go suddenly and entirely; as, to let fly the sheets.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
      n 1: two-winged insects characterized by active flight
      2: flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back
         to provide entrance to a tent [syn: tent-fly, rainfly,
          fly sheet, tent flap]
      3: an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or
         buttons concealed by a fold of cloth [syn: fly front]
      4: (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air [syn: fly ball]
      5: fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look
         like an insect
      v 1: travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly" [syn:
      2: move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"
      3: fly a plane [syn: aviate, pilot]
      4: transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean
         to North America"
      5: cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"
      6: be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are
      7: change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly
         into a rage"
      8: pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing
         beneath him" [syn: fell, vanish]
      9: travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati
         tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
      10: display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All
          nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
      11: run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled" [syn: flee,
           take flight]
      12: travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft;
          "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
      13: hit a fly
      14: decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las
          Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized" [syn: vanish,
      [also: flown, flew]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See fly