- 1 [pájaro/avión] to fly volaremos a una altura de 10.000 metros we shall be cruising at an altitude of 10,000 meters no me gusta volar, prefiero el tren I don't like flying, I prefer to go by train
- 2 2.1 [tiempo] to fly ¡cómo vuela el tiempo! doesn't time fly! estos dos años han volado these two years have flown by o have flown past o have gone by very fast las malas noticias vuelan bad news travels fast 2.2(volando)ger [comer/cambiarse] in a rush, in a hurry tengo que irme volando I have to rush off las vacaciones se me han pasado volando the holidays have flown o [colloquial/familiar] whizzed past las entradas se acaban volando the tickets sell out very quickly o in no time at all tuve que comer volando I had to eat in a rush o to bolt my food volando pica (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] he's/she's a quick worker! [colloquial/familiar] 2.3(volando)ger (Méx) [familiar/colloquial], (inestable) unsteady; (sin resolver, sin definir) up in the air está volando y se va a caer it isn't steady o it's unsteady and it's going to fall el asunto de la casa está volando the matter of the house is still up in the air o is still undecided
- 3 3.1 (con el viento) volaron todos los papeles my papers blew all over the place, the wind blew my papers all over the place el sombrero voló his hat blew off/away 3.2 [familiar/colloquial] (desaparecer) to vanish, disappear los bombones en seguida volaron the chocolates vanished o disappeared in no time hoy día el sueldo vuela nowadays my salary seems to disappear o go in no time 3.3 (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] a volar, niños, a volar OK you kids, go away o get out of here a volar con tus ideas raras you and your weird ideas, get out of here! [colloquial/familiar] toma el dinero y a volar take the money and run mandar a volar a algn (Méx) to kick sb out [colloquial/familiar] 3.4 (Méx) [familiar/colloquial], (evaporarse) to evaporate
- 2 (Méx, Ven) [familiar/colloquial], (robar) to swipe [colloquial/familiar], to nick (BrE) [colloquial/familiar]
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- 1 (Col) [familiar/colloquial], [preso] to escape; [alumno] to play hooky [esp AmE], [colloquial/familiar], , to skive off (school) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] el marido se voló con otra her husband ran away o ran off with another woman
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