flew flew  /f ˈlu/


  1. (n) two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  2. (n) flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  3. (n) an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
  4. (n) (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
  5. (n) fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
  6. (v) travel through the air; be airborne
  7. (v) move quickly or suddenly
  8. (v) operate an airplane
  9. (v) transport by aeroplane
  10. (v) cause to fly or float
  11. (v) be dispersed or disseminated
  12. (v) change quickly from one emotional state to another
  13. (v) pass away rapidly
  14. (v) travel in an airplane
  15. (v) display in the air or cause to float
  16. (v) run away quickly
  17. (v) travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
  18. (v) hit a fly
  19. (v) decrease rapidly and disappear
  20. (adj) (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

Derived Word(s)


  1. The three of us pretty much flew together.
  2. We flew into Baghdad at night, because you couldn't come in during the day.
  3. The 707 flew almost twice as fast, at 605 m.


  1. Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction is green for launch

    The space shuttle Atlantis flew 126 million miles on 33 missions in its illustrious career before NASA retired the fleet nearly two years ago.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: First Coast News

  2. 10 Things to Know for Today

    The NSA leaker flew from Hong Kong to Moscow with the help of Wikileaks, and has sought asylum in Ecuador. South Africa's president says the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader became critically ill in the past 24 hours.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Airbus A350 First Flight, First Air Show. Bad News For Boeing?

    Airbus?s new twin, the A350 XWB, flew over the Paris Air Show on Friday 21 June on only its third test flight. Does Airbus's bulging order book match its chutzpah and spell bad news for arch-rival Boeing?
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "He talks about siding with the people just before he flew off for a fund-raiser in Hollywood with Barbara Streisand and his celebrity friends," McCain said during an Ohio rally. "Let me tell you, my friends, there's no place I'd rather be...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs (blog)

  2. In the statement Johns said: "I was having such a good time, seeing it was the last day before I flew home. I stupidly forgot about the tablet and instead of getting rid of it I left myself in a situation I soon deeply regretted."
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Andrew Johns Source: Kalgoorlie Golden Mail

  3. "I heard a pop," said May-Treanor, who was practicing in the show's ballroom with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy when the injury occurred. "I was doing the Lindy Hop. I thought I flew out of control and hit the judges' stairs, or it felt like I...
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Misty May-Treanor Source: Kansas City Star

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