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to fly: to travel or move through the air; to drive, to pilot, to operate (a plane)
The bird flew out of the cage.

This is an irregular verb:
I fly / I flew / I have flown

a flight: a journey or trip through the air (for example in an airplane or helicopter)

a fly: a small buzzing insect that flies (often black)
Pronunciation examples
UK: Would you like to fly to Australia?
US: I flew in a plane last year and felt sick.


  • "I've just woken up and I'm flying a plane."
  • "Horatio : This is a sky flying machine."
  • "By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?"
  • "Well Odie, she can fly."
  • "Warbuckle : Well maybe you can fly?"
  • "I fly like paper, get high like planes."
  • "I will be flying on Lucky Duck Air (flight number: LUK 7453), and arriving in Hong Kong Wednesday evening at 9.45pm. My reservations, at the Shangri-La Hotel, are from Wednesday until the following Tuesday."
  • "Jump as high as a kangaroo flies when you're wearing Outback Cologne!"
  • "Joan : A sky flying machine!"
  • "Engineers are currently developing craft which would be able to fly from London to New York in 35 hours."

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