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fly at

Definition of fly at in English:

1Attack verbally or physically: Robbie flew at him, fists clenched
More example sentences
  • But springing back up, the teen didn't even miss a beat before he was flying at Greg again, fist raised for the attack.
  • She is locked up after flying at John Reed who beat her.
  • She flew at her father, beating him.
Synonyms
attack, 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, storm
British informal have a go at
North American informal light into
2(Of a hawk) pursue and attack, or habitually pursue (prey).
Example sentences
  • Suddenly the hawk flies at something a long way off. It's a squirrel running on the ground.
  • He compared the actions of parliament to a hawk flying at a covey of partridge.
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