Found 2 items, similar to flown.
English → English
adj : (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
v 1: travel through the air; be airborne; “Man cannot fly”
2: move quickly or suddenly; “He flew about the place”
3: fly a plane [syn: aviate
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
9: travel in an airplane; “she is flying to Cincinnati
; “Are we driving or flying?”
10: display in the air or cause to float; “fly a kite”
nations fly their flags in front of the U.N.”
11: run away quickly; “He threw down his gun and fled”
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
; “all my stock assets have vaporized”
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
, 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
English → English
(fl[imac]), v. i. [imp. Flew
(fl[=u]); p. p. Flown
(fl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Flying
.] [OE. fleen, fleen,
fleyen, flegen, AS. fle['o]gan; akin to D. vliegen, OHG.
fliogan, G. fliegen, Icel. flj[=u]ga, Sw. flyga, Dan. flyve,
Goth. us-flaugjan to cause to fly away, blow about, and perh.
to L. pluma feather, E. plume. [root]84. Cf. Fledge
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;
Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race.
The dark waves murmured as the ships flew on.
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
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
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.”
(b) (Naut.) To let go suddenly and entirely; as, to let
fly the sheets.
p. p. of Fly
; -- often used with the auxiliary verb to be;
as, the birds are flown.
Note: [Supposed by some to be a mistake for blown or swoln.]
Then wander forth the sons
Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.