fly at
phrasal to assail suddenly and violently

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fly at — index attack Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fly at — ATTACK, assault, pounce on, set upon, set about, weigh into, let fly at, turn on, round on, lash out at, hit out at, belabour, fall on; informal lay into, tear into, lace into, sail into, pitch into, wade into, let someone have it, jump; Brit.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly at — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fly at : present tense I/you/we/they fly at he/she/it flies at present participle flying at past tense flew at past participle flown at fly at someone to attack someone violently She suddenly flew at me,… …   English dictionary

  • fly at — PHRASAL VERB If you fly at someone, you attack them, either physically by hitting them, or with words by insulting them. [V P n] She flew at him for making a very anti British remark. Syn: let fly …   English dictionary

  • fly at — he flew at Rodriguez with fire in his eyes Syn: attack, assault, pounce on, set upon, set about, let fly at, turn on, round on, lash out at, hit out at, fall on; informal lay into, tear into, lace into, sail into, pitch into, let someone have it …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fly at — phr verb Fly at is used with these nouns as the object: ↑altitude …   Collocations dictionary

  • fly at — attack verbally or physically. → fly …   English new terms dictionary

  • fly at — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. assail, assault, rush at; see attack 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • fly at — attack fiercely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fly at — Assail, attack, assault, rush upon, spring upon …   New dictionary of synonyms

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