(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. soar, wing, aviate; float, wave; speed, bolt, dart; flee, decamp, disperse, scatter. See aviation, velocity, escape.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An insect]
Syn. housefly, bluebottle, bug, winged insect, gnat, horsefly, fruit fly, tsetse fly.
2. [A ball batted into the air]
Syn. fly ball, infield fly, high fly, pop fly, sacrifice fly, Texas Leaguer, fungo, aerial*, boost*, hoist*, pop-up*.
3. [A hook baited artificially]
Syn. lure, weed, fish lure, dry fly, wet fly, spinner, trout fly, bass fly, minnow.
1. [To pass through the air]
Syn. wing, soar, float, glide, remain aloft, take to the air, take flight, fly aloft, float in the air, take wing, hover, sail, swoop, dart, flit, plummet, drift, flutter, flap, circle.
2. [To move swiftly]
Syn. rush, dart, tear; see race 1 , speed .
3. [To flee from danger]
Syn. retreat, run away, take flight; see escape , retreat 2 .
4. [To manage a plane in the air]
Syn. pilot, navigate, control, aviate, jet, take off, become airborne, operate, glide, cruise, climb, dive, manipulate, maneuver, zoom.
5. [To pass over by flying]
Syn. cross, circumnavigate, shuttle, hop*; see travel 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. soar take wing, take flight, glide, flit, hover, jet, float, *ride the thermals, *wing, climb, dive, swoop, *hedgehop, waft, be borne along by the wind, scud, barnstorm. see aircraft, bird
2. speed away rush, hurry, *hightail, hustle, scoot, *make a mad dash, *go like the wind, scurry, *go off like a shot, *put the pedal to the metal, *beat feet.
3. flee escape, *make a getaway, skedaddle, *cut and run, *split, *vamoose, *scram, *head for the hills, *blow.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To move through the air with or as if with wings: flap, flit, flitter, flutter, sail, wing. See MOVE. 2. To move or cause to move about while being fixed at one edge: flap, flutter, wave. See REPETITION. 3. To pass quickly and lightly through the air: dart, float, sail, shoot, skim. See MOVE. 4. To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom. Informal: hotfoot, rip. Slang: barrel, highball. Chiefly British: nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See MOVE. 5. To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation: abscond, break out, decamp, escape, flee, get away, run away. Informal: skip (out). Slang: lam. Regional: absquatulate. Idioms: blow (or fly) the coop, cut and run, give someone the slip, make a getaway, take flight, take it on the lam. See FREE. 6. To react explosively or suddenly: flare (up). See EXPLOSION.

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