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fly
British English: /flʌɪ/
American English: /flaɪ/

Translation of fly in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد 3rd person present sing/مضارع مفرد مع ضمير الغائب flies present participle/اسم الفاعل flying past tense/زمن الماضي flew past participle/اسم المفعول flown

  • 1
    (to operate) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (an aircraft)
    the pilot flew the plane to Sharjah
    قادَ الطَيّارُ الطائِرةَ إلى الشارِقةِ
    to fly a kite
    لَعِبَ بالطائِرةِ الوَرَقيّةِ
  • 2
    (to transport)
    نَقَلَ جَوًّا
    (supplies, the wounded)
    to fly supplies in/out of an area
    نَقَلَ مَؤونةً إلى \ خارِجَ مِنْطَقةٍ
  • 3
    (to cross) (Form I) (stem vowel = u)
    طارَ فوق
    (the Atlantic, Indian Ocean)
  • 4
    (with distances) (Form I) (stem vowel = i) (a distance)
    I fly at least 50,000 miles a year
    (as a passenger)
    أُسافِرُ جَوًّا مَسافةَ 50000 ميلٍ كُلَّ سَنةٍ على الأَقَلِّ
    (as a pilot)
    أُطيرُ مَسافةَ 50000 ميلٍ كُلَّ سَنةٍ على الأَقَلِّ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد 3rd person present sing/مضارع مفرد مع ضمير الغائب flies present participle/اسم الفاعل flying past tense/زمن الماضي flew past participle/اسم المفعول flown

  • 1
    (to be in the air) (birds, aircraft, rocket) (Form I) (stem vowel = i)
    to fly over or across something
    حَلَّقَ عَبْرَ شَيْءٍ
    a bird flew past the window
    طارَ طَيْرٌ أمام النافِذةِ
    to fly into the airport
  • 2
    (to travel) (passengers, pilots)
    سافَرَ جَوًّا
    to fly from Riyadh to Kuwait
    سافَرَ جَوًّا من الرِياضِ إلى الكُوَيْتِ
    we fly to Baghdad twice a week
    نَقومُ بِرِحْلَتَيْنِ إلى بَغْدادَ أُسْبوعيًّا
  • 3
    (to be propelled) (bullets, glass) (Form VII)
    shards flew everywhere
    تَطايَرَت الشَظايا في كُلِّ مَكانٍ
    the door flew open
    انْفَتَحَ البابُ بِقوّةٍ فَجْأةً
    he sent the tray flying
    قَذَفَ بالصينيّةِ في الهَواءِ
  • 4
    (insults, threats) (Form VIII)
    the rumours are flying
    تَنْتَشِرُ الإشاعاتُ
    to fly into a rage
    انْفَجَرَ من الغَضَبِ
  • 5
    [informal] (to rush, hurry) (people, cars)
    انْطَلَقَ بِسُرْعةٍ
    I must fly!
    يَجِبُ أنْ أُغادِرَ الآنَ!
    to fly past
    مَرَّ بِسُرْعةٍ
  • 6
    (to pass quickly) (time, holidays)
    مَرَّ بِسُرْعةٍ
    how time flies!
    لَقَدْ مَرَّ الوَقْتُ بِسُرْعةٍ!

noun/اسم plural/جمع flies

also: flies plural noun/جمع

  • (of trousers) (سِلْسِلة أو أَزْرار)

adjective/صفة

  • (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
    [informal] (clever)

Idioms

to drop like flies

تَساقَطَ كالذُبابِ

Phrasal verbs

fly away

(birds, insects)
طارَ بَعيداً

fly in

1
(delegates, team)
وَصَلَ عن طَريقِ الجَوِّ
2 fly [something/somebody] in, fly in [something/somebody]
حَمَلَ [شَيْئاً \ شَخْصاً] جَوًّا
(food, supplies, troops)

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