7 doesn't time fly when you're having fun?
go quickly, fly by/past, pass swiftly, slip past, rush past
8 the runners flew by
race, hurry, hasten, flash, dash, dart, rush, shoot, speed, hurtle, streak, really move, spank along, whirl, whizz, go like lightning, go hell for leather, whoosh, buzz, zoom, swoop, blast, charge;
informal belt, scoot, scorch, tear, zap, zip, whip (along), get cracking, get a move on, step on it, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell
North American vulgar slang drag/tear/haul ass
archaic post, hie
9 archaic the beaten army had to fly See flee (sense 1)
10 dated he was forced to fly the country See flee (sense 2)
- 1fly at
- Robbie flew at him, fists clenchedattack, assault, make an assault on, launch an attack on, pounce on, set upon, set about, launch oneself at, weigh into, let fly at, turn on, round on, lash out at, hit out at, strike out at, beset, belabour, fall on, accost, mug, charge, rush, storminformal lay into, tear into, lace into, sail into, pitch into, get stuck into, wade into, let someone have it, beat up, jumpBritish informal have a go atNorth American informal light into
- 2fly off the handle informal
- touch on anything emotional and Andrew flies off the handlelose one's temper, become very angry, fly into a rage, explode, blow up, erupt, lose control, go berserk, breathe fire, begin to rant and rave, flare up, boil overinformal go mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, have a fit, see red, blow one's top, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, do one's nut, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, lose one's cool, go ape, flip, flip one's lid, lose one's rag, lose it, freak out, be fit to be tied, be foaming at the mouth, burst a blood vessel, get one's dander up, go non-linearNorth American informal flip one's wigAustralian/New Zealand informal go crookvulgar slang go apeshit
- 3let fly
- See let
British informal she's fly enough not to get done out of it See shrewd
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